Dr Monique Jonas
DMedEth Kings College London; MA University of Auckland
I am an ethical theorist specialising in health care ethics; distributive justice in health; the relationship between the family and the state; and decision-making for children.
I studied english and politics as an undergraduate and found myself drawn to political philosophy and ethical theory. That sparked an interest in moral status and decisions at the beginning of life. I completed my PhD exploring the ethical issues connected to decision-making for neonates, under the wonderful supervision of Professor Jonathan Glover, in 2005. I began my academic career working as a research assistant for Professor Soren Holm at Manchester Univeristy, and then as a lecture at the Centre for Professional Ethics at Keele University.
Since returning to the University of Auckland in 2010, my research has focused upon parental decision-making, the status of health advice, and the ethics of advice-giving. I enjoy working in a multi-discplinary environment in the School of Population Health.
I welcome supervision inquries in ethical theory and applied ethics.
Research | Current
social licence and the use of 'big data'; ethics of advice-giving; parental decision-making; harm; children's interests; public health ethics; resource allocation in health; applied ethics; bioethics.
Teaching | Current
POPLHLTH 204 Health Care Ethics
POPLHLTH 300 Health Sector Professional Competencies
MBChB 221 Ethics and law Component
MBChB 321 Ethics and Law Component
2017- Stephanie Garratt (PhD): Medication Omissions in Residential Aged Care (Ngaire Kerse and Cathy Peri co-supervising).
2017- Carl Webber (PhD): A Speech Act Theory of Stigmatisation (Professor Fred Kroon co-supervising).
2015- Anne Turner (MA): The lived experience of participating in a phase 3 cardiovascular outcomes clinical trial (Janine Wiles co-supervising).
Samantha Fitch (PhD): Trust, Information-Sharing and the Doctor Patient Relationship. 2017.
Isobel Cairns (MA): The Ethics of Sharing: Practitioner Concerns About Recording in Shared Health Records, and How They Should Be Resolved. 2016.
Roseanna Brailsford (MA): Exploring the Concept of Respect for Autonomy in the Context of New Zealand Health Promotion.2016.
Stephanie Garratt (MA): Could Frailty be a Fair Fit for Health Resource Allocation? 2016.
Bibiana Lee (Hons): Should Schools Ban Sugary Drinks? An Ethical and Epidemiological Analysis. 2014.
AUMSA Staff Student Award for Excellent in Clinical Teaching 2016.
Office of the Privacy Commission Good Research Grant (with Dr Katherine Wallis and Isobel Cairns) 2015-2016.
Data Futures Catalyst Project Grant (with Pauline Gulliver, Janet Fanslow and Tracey McIntosh) 2016.
Faculty Development Research Award: Advice From a Mate To Advice from the State: Relationships and the Ethics of Advice Giving. 2013.
Visiting Scholarship, Centre for Medical Law and Ethics, Kings College University of London 2014.
New Zealand Foundation for Research and Technology Bright Futures Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship 2000-2003.
Director, Bachelor of Health Sciences
Editorial Board, Public Health Ethics
Areas of expertise
ethical theory, applied ethics, medical ethics, resource allocation in health, decision-making for children, public health ethics.
National Ethics Advisory Committee, Member 2016-2017.
National Health Committee, Member: 2014-2016.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Jonas, M., Malpas, P., Kersey, K., Merry, A., & Bagg, W. (2017). Applying ethical and legal principles to new technology: The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ policy ‘Taking and Sharing Images of Patients’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130 (1449), 30-38.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Warwick Bagg, Phillipa Malpas, Alan Merry
- Gulliver, P., Fanslow, J., Jonas, M., McIntosh, T., Waayer, D., Beck, G., ... Flanagan, M. (2016). Surveys, social licence and the IDI. Wellington, New Zealand. 7 December - 7 December 2016.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janet Fanslow, Tracey McIntosh, Debbie Waayer
- Jonas, M. F. (2016). Making every sleep a safe sleep: Ethics, law and the hardening of child health advice. Paper presented at Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law, Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, Australia. 23 November - 26 November 2016. Related URL.
- Jonas, M. (2016). Assessing Baselines for Identifying Harm: Tricky Cases and Childhood. Res Publica, 22 (4), 387-404. 10.1007/s11158-015-9293-y
- Jonas, M. (2016). Child Health Advice and Parental Obligation: The Case of Safe Sleep Recommendations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy. Bioethics, 30 (2), 129-138. 10.1111/bioe.12174
- Hughes, J. A., & Jonas, M. (2015). Time and Crime: Which Cold-case Investigations Should Be Reheated?. Criminal Justice Ethics, 34 (1), 18-41. 10.1080/0731129X.2015.1025505
- Jonas, M. F. (2015). Fair Advice: Discretion, Persuasion, and Standard Setting in Child Nutrition Advice. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 8 (2), 172-203. Related URL.
- Jonas, M. F. (2014). Child Nutrition Guidelines and Gender. In P. B. Thompson, D. Kaplan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics (pp. ). Netherlands: Springer Press. 10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_483-1
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