Professor Loane Skene LLD (UMelb), LLM (Mon), LLB (Hons) (UMelb), is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Knowledge Transfer, in the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of The National Health and Medical Research Council and has served on numerous federal and state advisory committees, especially in relation to genetics and the law.
In 2005, she was Deputy Chair of the Lockhart Committee on Human Cloning and Embryo Research and became principal spokesperson for the Committee after the sudden death of the Chair, the late Justice Lockhart AO, in January 2006. She is the author of two books on medical law, (including Law and Medical Practice, 3rd ed, LexisNexis Sydney, 2008); and numerous chapters in books and articles in Australian and overseas legal, medical and scientific journals. In 2003, she was awarded a Centenary Medal for ‘Service to Australian Society through the Exploration of Legal and Ethical Issues of Health Care’ and in 2007 she was named by the Australian Financial Review among Australia's most powerful cultural figures.
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Legal And Ethical Regulation Of The Use And Commercialisation Of Human Biological Material
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Outcomes of a randomised controlled trial of a complex genetic counselling intervention to improve family communication
Jan Hodgson, Sylvia Metcalfe, Clara Gaff, Susan Donath, Martin B Delatycki, Ingrid Winship, Loane Skene, MaryAnne Aitken, Jane Halliday
Journal article | 2016 | European Journal of Human Genetics
Position statement on ethics, equipoise and research on charged particle radiation therapy
Mark Sheehan, Claire Timlin, Ken Peach, Ariella Binik, Wilson Puthenparampil, Mark Lodge, Sean Kehoe, Michael Brada, Neil Burnet, Steve Clarke, Adrian Crellin, Michael Dunn, Piero Fossati, Steve Harris, Michael Hocken, Tony Hope, Jonathan Ives, Tadashi Kamada, Alex John London, Robert Miller, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Medical Ethics
Improving family communication after a new genetic diagnosis: a randomised controlled trial of a genetic counselling intervention
Jan M Hodgson, Sylvia A Metcalfe, MaryAnne Aitken, Susan M Donath, Clara L Gaff, Ingrid M Winship, Martin B Delatycki, Loane LC Skene, Belinda J McClaren, Jean L Paul, Jane L Halliday
Journal article | 2014 | BMC Medical Genetics
Position Statement on the Provision and Procurement of Human Eggs for Stem Cell Research
Erica Haimes, Loane Skene, Angela J Ballantyne, Timothy Caulfield, Lawrence S Goldstein, Insoo Hyun, Jonathan Kimmelman, Jason S Robert, Beth E Roxland, Christopher T Scott, Jan Helge Solbakk, Jeremy Sugarman, Patrick L Taylor, Giuseppe Testa
Journal article | 2013 | Cell Stem Cell
Development of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and blood banking: "non-controversial" and "free of political and ethical debate"?
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Law and Medicine
Opponents of human embryo research have understandably welcomed pluripotent stem cells being derived from body cells including cel..
Ethics report on interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer research.
Loane Skene, Giuseppe Testa, Insoo Hyun, Kyu Won Jung, Angela McNab, John Robertson, Christopher T Scott, Jan Helge Solbakk, Patrick Taylor, Laurie Zoloth
Journal article | 2009 | Cell Stem Cell
This report considers whether research involving the creation of human-animal interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT) e..
The Lockhart Committee: developing policy through commitment to moral values, community and democratic processes.
Loane Skene, Ian Kerridge, Barry Marshall, Pamela McCombe, Peter Schofield
Journal article | 2008 | Journal of Law and Medicine
The Lockhart Committee was appointed by the federal government in 2005 to review the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 (Cth) a..
Human cloning and stem cell research: engaging in the political process. (Legislation review: prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and the research involving Human Embryos Act).
Journal article | 2008 | Medicine and Law: an international journal
Committees appointed by governments to inquire into specific policy issues often have no further role when the Committee's report ..
Deciding about life-support: a perspective on the ethical and legal framework in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Malar Thiagarajan, Julian Savulescu, Loane Skene
Journal article | 2007 | Journal of Law and Medicine
This article is concerned with the legal right of health service providers to decide whether to provide life-prolonging treatment ..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Centenary Medal for ~Service to Australian society through the Exploration of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care~
Australian Health Ethics Committee, NHMRC
Melbourne College of Divinity
Ethics Committee Member
International Society for Stem Cell Research
Australian and New Zealand Institute of Health, Law and Ethics (ANZIHLE)
Barrister & Solicitor
Supreme Court of Victoria
Doctor of Laws
University of Melbourne
Master of Laws
Bachelor of Laws
University of Melbourne