Professor Jo Mary Manning

BA LLB(Hons) (University of Auckland), Master of Comparative Law (Geo Wash) Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

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Joanna Manning is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, where she teaches and has published widely on issues of: health law, policy, and ethics; torts, including negligence; and accident compensation, particularly treatment injury and medical misadventure. She is a contributing author of the textbook, Skegg and Paterson (eds), Health Law in New Zealand (Thomson Brookers, 2015) and the editor of The Cartwright Papers: Essays on the Cervical Cancer Inquiry 1987-88 (Bridget Williams Books, 2009). She was the consumer representative on the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for approx 10 years, the lawyer member of the National Ethics Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2011 and the lawyer member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Heart Foundation NZ (2011-2014). Prior to her academic appointment, she worked as a prosecuting lawyer. 

Research | Current

MANNING, J.M. “Nonconsensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed” Journal of Law and Medicine, 23, 516-530, 2016.

MANNING, J.M; PATERSON, R; SKEGG, P; PEART, N; DAWSON, J, DELANEY, L., McDowell, M.; Health Law in New Zealand, Wellington, Thomson Brookers, 2015.

MANNING, J.M. Litigating a Right to Health Care in New Zealand’, In: Flood, C; Gross, (ed.) The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide, New York, Cambridge University Press,19-50, 2014

MANNING, J.M. 'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: Negligence and Treatment Injury in New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme', Medical Law International, 14, 22-51, 2014, doi:10.1177/0968533214544237.

MANNING, J.M. 'Changing disciplinary responses to sexual misconduct by health practitioners in New Zealand', Journal of Law and Medicine, 21, 508-515, 2014.

MANNING, J.M; 'Exceptional Circumstances Schemes and the Social Factors Exclusion in healthcare rationing', Oxford University Journal of Commonwealth Law, 13, (1), 75-114, 2013, doi:10.5235/14729342.13.1.75.

MANNING, J.M. 'Criminal responsibility for the non-disclosure of HIV-positive status before sexual activity', Journal of Law and Medicine, 20, 493-502, 2013.




Teaching | Current

Health Care Law, Medico-Legal Problems (Honours seminar), The Law of Torts


Legal Research Foundation: J F Northey Annual Award for best published book in 2006 for P Skegg & R Paterson, Medical Law in New Zealand (Brookers, 2006) (author of 5 chs)


Assistant Dean (Academic), Faculty of Law

Honours, Scholarships amd Prizes Coordinator, Faculty of Law

Areas of expertise

Medical law, policy and ethics, Tort Law and nelgigence, accident compensation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Assistant Dean Academic, Education Committee, Academic Committee, Academic Planning Committee, Postgraduate Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Manning, J. (2017). Compensation for research-related injury in the UK, Australia and New Zealand: A legal and ethical audit. Paper presented at NZ Association for Clinical research 13th annual conference, Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. 17 August - 18 August 2017. Related URL.
  • Manning, J. M. (2017). Does the law on compensation for research-related injury in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand meet ethical requirements?. Medical Law Review, 25 (3), 397-427. 10.1093/medlaw/fwx019
  • Manning, J. M., & Douglass, A. (2017). Right 7(4) of the Code of Rights and research involving incompetent subjects. Paper presented at Marylyn Mayo Health Law Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand. 31 March - 31 March 2017.
  • Manning, J. (2017). Seales v Attorney-General. In E. McDonald, R. Powell, M. Stephens, R. Hunter (Eds.) Feminist judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand: Te rino: A two-stranded rope (pp. 134-142). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.
  • Manning, J. M. (2016). Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed. Journal of Law and Medicine, 23 (3), 516-530.
  • Manning, J. (2016). "Without legal commitment": Compensation for research-related injury in commercially-sponsored clinical trials in New Zealand. In M. Heneghan, J. Wall (Eds.) Law, ethics, and medicine: Essays in honour of Peter Skegg (pp. 170-210). Wellington, NZ: Thomson Reuters. Related URL.
  • Skegg, P. D. G., & Paterson, R. (Eds.) (2015). Health law in New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Thomson Reuters.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ron Paterson
  • Manning, J. (2015). Determining breach of the standard of care. In P. D. G. Skegg, R. Paterson (Eds.) Health law in New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Thomson Reuters.

Contact details

Primary office location

17 EDEN CRESCENT - Bldg 803
Level 3, Room 320
New Zealand