Professor Roger Magnusson

BA LLB (Hons) (ANU) PhD (Melbourne) GradDip Managing Development (Melbourne)
Professor of Health Law and Governance

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0211
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Charles Perkins Centre
Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Biographical details

Roger Magnusson is Professor of Health Law and Governance at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests are in health law, policy and bioethics; public health law and governance; and health development. In 2002 he published Angels of Death: Exploring the Euthanasia Underground (Melbourne University Press; Yale University Press) which reported on the practice of “underground” physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia among health professionals working in HIV/AIDS health care in Australia and in San Francisco. Roger’s current research explores legal and regulatory options for preventing non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes) and their risk factors, including tobacco use, obesity, poor diet, and harmful use of alcohol.

Professor Magnusson is internationally recognised for his work in public health law, particularly in the development of legal and regulatory responses to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He is the lead author of the public health law manual, a project undertaken with colleagues at the International Development Law Organisation, the World Health Organisation and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, to assist low- and middle-income countries in the process of reforming their public health laws. Professor Magnusson is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.

Professor Magnusson is a member of the Public Health Scientific and Technical Expert Group which advises the Public Health Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), based in New Caledonia. He was previously a member of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee (TSEAC) of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which advised the Australian Government on the risks posed by Creutzfeldt Jakob disease and variant CJD (the human equivalent of “mad cow disease”).

Professor Magnusson is a member of the Governing Board of the Charles Perkins Institute at the University of Sydney, a multidisciplinary, university-wide Centre that is focused on addressing the problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded project entitled “Evidence-informed Legal Strategies for Preventing Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes: What Can Australia Learn from the United States?”

Research interests

  • Public health law, policy and governance
  • Health law, health policy and ethics
  • Health and development
  • Law and non-communicable diseases
  • End of life decision-making
  • Qualitative interview-based research related to the areas above

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate

  • Medical Law
  • Banking and Financial Instruments

Postgraduate

  • Critical Issues in Public Health Law
  • Law and Healthy Lifestyles

Associations

  • Member, Public Health Association of Australia
  • Member, American Public Health Association

Awards and honours

  • Member, International Editorial Board, Public Health (Journal of the Royal Society of Public Health, UK)

Selected grants

2013

  • PLANET Sydney - the PhysicaL Activity NETwork Sydney University; Bauman A, Kay J, Sherrington C, Rissel C, Greaves S, Mulley C, Gill T, Davis G, Refshauge K, Fiatarone Singh M, Hardy L, Baur L, Allman-Farinelli M, Clemson L, Magnusson R, Kilbreath S, Neubeck A, Dhillon H, Chau J, Johnson N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • NETWORK FOR ORGANS, BODIES AND TISSUES (NBOT); Stewart C, Anderson W, Cashman P, Cooper M, Griffiths P, Hooker L, Jordens C, Kerridge I, Lupton D, Magnusson R, Michael M, Pols H, Race K, Salkeld G, Savell K, Scott Bray R, Shewan L, Waldby C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Public health law manual; Magnusson R; International Development Law Organisation/Research Support.

2012

  • Evidence-informed legal strategies for preventing cancer, heart disease and diabetes: what can Australia learn from the United States?; Magnusson R, Gostin L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2006

  • Lifestyle Wars: Laws role in responding to the challenges of non-communicable diseases; Magnusson R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Angels of Death: Exploring the Euthanasia Underground. Australia: Melbourne University Publishing.

Edited Books

  • Baur, L., Twigg, S., Magnusson, R. (2012). A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes. Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Magnusson, R. (2012). How law and regulation can add value to prevention strategies for obesity and diabetes. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 207-244). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2006). Mad Cows and Prions: Legal, Ethical and Operational Challenges in Responding to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant CJD. In Ian Freckelton and Kerry Peterson (Eds.), Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law, (pp. 134-164). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2005). Promoting Sexual Health: the Role of Law. In Meredith Temple-Smith & Sandra Gifford (Eds.), Sexual Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 286-316). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). The 'Euthanasia Underground' And Its Implications For The Harm Minimisation Debate: An Australian Perspective. In Andrew Fagan (Eds.), Making Sense of Death and Dying, (pp. 175-195). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Assisted Suicide, Suffering and the Meaning of a Life: Commentary. In Kerridge, Jordens, Sayers (Eds.), A Miles Little Reader - Restoring humane values to medicine, (pp. 71-74). Sydney: Desert Pea Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Commentary on: "Euthanasia and the meaning of life" by Miles Little. In Kerridge, Jordens, Sayers (Eds.), A Miles Little Reader - Restoring humane values to medicine, (pp. 71-74). Sydney: Desert Pea Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Challenges and Dilemmas in the 'Aging & Euthanasia' Policy Cocktail. In D.Weisstub, D.Thomasma, S.Gauthier, G. Tomossy (Eds.), Aging: End-of-Millenium reflections in a changing world - III Decisions at the End of Life, (pp. 107-137). Dordrecht: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Magnusson, R. (2014). Bloomberg, Hitchens, and the Libertarian Critique. Hastings Center Report, 44(1), 3-4. [More Information]
  • Reeve, B., Magnusson, R. (2013). 'Legislative scaffolding': a new approach to prevention. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(5), 494-496. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Currow, D. (2013). Could a scheme for licensing smokers work in Australia? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(3), 181-184. [More Information]
  • Bonita, R., Magnusson, R., Bovet, P., Zhao, D., Malta, D., Geneau, R., Suh, I., Thankappan, K., McKee, M., Hospedales, J., et al (2013). Country actions to meet UN commitments on non-communicable diseases: a stepwise approach. The Lancet, 381(9866), 575-584. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Reeve, B. (2013). Regulation and the prevention agenda: Laws should scaffold food and alcohol industry self-regulation to improve unhealthy environments and prevent disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(2), 89-89. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Gostin, L., Studdert, D. (2011). Can law improve prevention and treatment of cancer? Public Health, 125(12), 813-820. [More Information]
  • Beaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Magnusson, R. (2011). Global Cancer Prevention: An Important Pathway to Global Health and Development. Public Health, 125(12), 821-831.
  • Beaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Horton, R., Adams, C., Alleyne, G., Asaria, P., Baugh, V., Bekedam, H., Billo, N., Casswell, S., Colagiuri, R., Colagiuri, S., Leeder, S., Magnusson, R., et al (2011). Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis. The Lancet, 377(9775), 1438-1447. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Patterson, D. (2011). Role of law in global response to non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 378(9794), 859-860. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2011). Using a Legal and Regulatory Framework to Identify and Evaluate Priorities for Cancer Prevention. Public Health, 125(12), 854-875.
  • Magnusson, R. (2010). Global Health Governance and the Challenge of Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 38(3), 490-507.
  • Magnusson, R. (2010). Obesity Prevention and Personal Responsibility: The Case of Front-of-Pack Food Labelling in Australia. BMC Public Health, 10(662), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Book Review, "Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, 2nd ed.", University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008. Medical Law Review, 17, 477-501.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Can NGOs and INGOs be Public Health Policy Entrepreneurs? Diabetes Voice, 54(3), 34-37.
  • Bennett, B., Gostin, L., Magnusson, R., Martin, R. (2009). Health Governance: Law, Regulation and Policy. Public Health, 123(3), 207-212.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Personal Responsibility, Obesity Prevention, and Front-of-Pack Food Labelling. Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 6(3), 12-18.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Rethinking Global Health Challenges: Towards a ''Global Compact'' for Reducing the Burden of Chronic Disease. Public Health, 123(3), 265-274. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). The Traditional Account of Ethics and Law at the End of Life - and Its Discontents. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 6(3), 307-324. [More Information]
  • Alexander, S., Baur, L., Magnusson, R., Tobin, B. (2009). When Does Severe Childhood Obesity Become a Child Protection Issue? Medical Journal of Australia, 190(3), 136-139. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Conceptualising Policy Options for Obesity Prevention - Response to "Counteracting Obesity: Developing a Policy Framework to Guide Action". International Journal of Public Health, 53, 317-319.
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Developing a Global Framework to Address Non-Communicable Diseases. Diabetes Voice, 53, 9-12.
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Obesity: Should There Be a Law Against It? Introduction to a Symposium. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5(9), 1-3.
  • Magnusson, R., Colagiuri, R. (2008). The law and chronic disease prevention: possibilities and politics. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(2), 104-105. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). What's law got to do with it part 1: A framework for obesity prevention. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5(10), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). What's law got to do with it Part 2: Legal strategies for healthier nutrition and obesity prevention. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5(11), 1-17.
  • Magnusson, R. (2007). Legal Issues in Teamwork: Liability within Medical Teams and Hierarchies in NSW. Precedent, 79, 10-17.
  • Magnusson, R. (2007). Mapping the Scope and Opportunities for Public Health Law in Liberal Democracies. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 35(4), 571-587.
  • Magnusson, R. (2007). Non-communicable Diseases and Global Health Governance: Enhancing Global Processes to Improve Health Development. Globalization and Health, 3(2), 1-16.
  • Magnusson, R. (2006). Law, Religion and Biomedicine: Consensus or Conflict? Macquarie Law Symposium, 1(May 2006), 59-66.
  • Magnusson, R. (2006). The Devil's Choice: Re-thinking Law, Ethics, and Symptom Relief in Palliative Care. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 34(3), 559-569.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). "Underground Euthanasia" and the Harm Minimization Debate. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 32(3), 486-495.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). Euthanasia: Above Ground, Below Ground. Journal of Medical Ethics, 30(5), 441-446.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). The Changing Legal And Conceptual Shape Of Health Care Privacy. American Journal of Law and Medicine, 32(4), 680-691.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). A Short History of the Next Thirty Years: Genetic testing, clinical care and personal choices. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 26(3), 743-754.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Book Review. Hillyard, D & Dombrink, J: Dying Right: The Death with Dignity Movement. Medical Law Review, 11(3), 408-412.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). HIV in Pregnancy: Commentary on legal issues. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39(1).
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). The researcher as criminal: The case of Russel Ogden. Monash Bioethics Review, 22(2), 27-33.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Will the law override a mother's choices for the sake of her foetus? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Data Linkage, Health Research and Privacy: Regulating Data Flows in Australia's Health Information System. Sydney Law Review, 24(1), 5-55.
  • Clarke, C., Magnusson, R. (2002). Data Registers in Respiratory Medicine: A Pilot Project Evaluating Compliance with Privacy Laws and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans. Journal of Law and Medicine, 10(1), 69-83.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Regulating genetic privacy in the online health information era. Health Information Management Journal, (July), 1-18.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Book review - "Human rights and Biomedicine" G.P.Smith II. Sydney Law Review, 23, 630-635.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Book review - "Media Law: Commentary and Materials", S Walker. Torts Law Journal, 9, 223-227.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Freedom of Speech in Australian Defamation Law: Ridicule, Satire and Other Challenges. Torts Law Journal, 9(3), 269-297.
  • Magnusson, R. (2000). The Use of Human Tissue Samples in Medical Research: Legal Issues for Human Research Ethics Committees. Journal of Law and Medicine, 7(4), 390-403.

Edited Journals

  • Bennett, B., Gostin, L., Magnusson, R., Martin, R. (2009). Public Health. Public Health, 123(3).
  • Bennett, B., Magnusson, R. (2001). Sydney Law Review. Sydney Law Review, 23.

Conferences

  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Regulating Genetic Privacy in the On-line Health Information Era. Regulating the New Frontiers: Legal Issues in Biotechnology Symposium (2001), Hobart, Tasmania: University of Tasmania - Centre for Law and Genetics.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Book Review - A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia by Rodney Syme, Melbourne University Publishing: Melbourne (2008). Weekend Australian.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Issue That Won't Die. The Courier-Mail.

Report

  • Magnusson, R. (2010). International Expert Consultation on the Development of a Public Health Law Manual.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). International Expert Consultation On Public Health Law.
  • Allars, M., Carney, T., Magnusson, R., McMahon, K., Opeskin, B. (1998). Reform of Public Health in New South Wales.

Other

  • Magnusson, R. (2003), Moralist Church views reinforce the need to protect secular society's rights.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002), Euthanasia is happening, legal or not.

2014

  • Magnusson, R. (2014). Bloomberg, Hitchens, and the Libertarian Critique. Hastings Center Report, 44(1), 3-4. [More Information]

2013

  • Reeve, B., Magnusson, R. (2013). 'Legislative scaffolding': a new approach to prevention. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(5), 494-496. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Currow, D. (2013). Could a scheme for licensing smokers work in Australia? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(3), 181-184. [More Information]
  • Bonita, R., Magnusson, R., Bovet, P., Zhao, D., Malta, D., Geneau, R., Suh, I., Thankappan, K., McKee, M., Hospedales, J., et al (2013). Country actions to meet UN commitments on non-communicable diseases: a stepwise approach. The Lancet, 381(9866), 575-584. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Reeve, B. (2013). Regulation and the prevention agenda: Laws should scaffold food and alcohol industry self-regulation to improve unhealthy environments and prevent disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(2), 89-89. [More Information]

2012

  • Baur, L., Twigg, S., Magnusson, R. (2012). A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes. Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2012). How law and regulation can add value to prevention strategies for obesity and diabetes. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 207-244). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2011

  • Magnusson, R., Gostin, L., Studdert, D. (2011). Can law improve prevention and treatment of cancer? Public Health, 125(12), 813-820. [More Information]
  • Beaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Magnusson, R. (2011). Global Cancer Prevention: An Important Pathway to Global Health and Development. Public Health, 125(12), 821-831.
  • Beaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Horton, R., Adams, C., Alleyne, G., Asaria, P., Baugh, V., Bekedam, H., Billo, N., Casswell, S., Colagiuri, R., Colagiuri, S., Leeder, S., Magnusson, R., et al (2011). Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis. The Lancet, 377(9775), 1438-1447. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Patterson, D. (2011). Role of law in global response to non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 378(9794), 859-860. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2011). Using a Legal and Regulatory Framework to Identify and Evaluate Priorities for Cancer Prevention. Public Health, 125(12), 854-875.

2010

  • Magnusson, R. (2010). Global Health Governance and the Challenge of Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 38(3), 490-507.
  • Magnusson, R. (2010). International Expert Consultation on the Development of a Public Health Law Manual.
  • Magnusson, R. (2010). Obesity Prevention and Personal Responsibility: The Case of Front-of-Pack Food Labelling in Australia. BMC Public Health, 10(662), 1-16. [More Information]

2009

  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Book Review, "Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, 2nd ed.", University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008. Medical Law Review, 17, 477-501.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Can NGOs and INGOs be Public Health Policy Entrepreneurs? Diabetes Voice, 54(3), 34-37.
  • Bennett, B., Gostin, L., Magnusson, R., Martin, R. (2009). Health Governance: Law, Regulation and Policy. Public Health, 123(3), 207-212.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). International Expert Consultation On Public Health Law.
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Personal Responsibility, Obesity Prevention, and Front-of-Pack Food Labelling. Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 6(3), 12-18.
  • Bennett, B., Gostin, L., Magnusson, R., Martin, R. (2009). Public Health. Public Health, 123(3).
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). Rethinking Global Health Challenges: Towards a ''Global Compact'' for Reducing the Burden of Chronic Disease. Public Health, 123(3), 265-274. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2009). The Traditional Account of Ethics and Law at the End of Life - and Its Discontents. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 6(3), 307-324. [More Information]
  • Alexander, S., Baur, L., Magnusson, R., Tobin, B. (2009). When Does Severe Childhood Obesity Become a Child Protection Issue? Medical Journal of Australia, 190(3), 136-139. [More Information]

2008

  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Book Review - A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia by Rodney Syme, Melbourne University Publishing: Melbourne (2008). Weekend Australian.
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Conceptualising Policy Options for Obesity Prevention - Response to "Counteracting Obesity: Developing a Policy Framework to Guide Action". International Journal of Public Health, 53, 317-319.
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Developing a Global Framework to Address Non-Communicable Diseases. Diabetes Voice, 53, 9-12.
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). Obesity: Should There Be a Law Against It? Introduction to a Symposium. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5(9), 1-3.
  • Magnusson, R., Colagiuri, R. (2008). The law and chronic disease prevention: possibilities and politics. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(2), 104-105. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). What's law got to do with it part 1: A framework for obesity prevention. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5(10), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R. (2008). What's law got to do with it Part 2: Legal strategies for healthier nutrition and obesity prevention. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 5(11), 1-17.

2007

  • Magnusson, R. (2007). Legal Issues in Teamwork: Liability within Medical Teams and Hierarchies in NSW. Precedent, 79, 10-17.
  • Magnusson, R. (2007). Mapping the Scope and Opportunities for Public Health Law in Liberal Democracies. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 35(4), 571-587.
  • Magnusson, R. (2007). Non-communicable Diseases and Global Health Governance: Enhancing Global Processes to Improve Health Development. Globalization and Health, 3(2), 1-16.

2006

  • Magnusson, R. (2006). Law, Religion and Biomedicine: Consensus or Conflict? Macquarie Law Symposium, 1(May 2006), 59-66.
  • Magnusson, R. (2006). Mad Cows and Prions: Legal, Ethical and Operational Challenges in Responding to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant CJD. In Ian Freckelton and Kerry Peterson (Eds.), Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law, (pp. 134-164). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2006). The Devil's Choice: Re-thinking Law, Ethics, and Symptom Relief in Palliative Care. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 34(3), 559-569.

2005

  • Magnusson, R. (2005). Promoting Sexual Health: the Role of Law. In Meredith Temple-Smith & Sandra Gifford (Eds.), Sexual Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 286-316). Melbourne: IP Communications.

2004

  • Magnusson, R. (2004). "Underground Euthanasia" and the Harm Minimization Debate. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 32(3), 486-495.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). Euthanasia: Above Ground, Below Ground. Journal of Medical Ethics, 30(5), 441-446.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). The 'Euthanasia Underground' And Its Implications For The Harm Minimisation Debate: An Australian Perspective. In Andrew Fagan (Eds.), Making Sense of Death and Dying, (pp. 175-195). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Magnusson, R. (2004). The Changing Legal And Conceptual Shape Of Health Care Privacy. American Journal of Law and Medicine, 32(4), 680-691.

2003

  • Magnusson, R. (2003). A Short History of the Next Thirty Years: Genetic testing, clinical care and personal choices. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 26(3), 743-754.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Assisted Suicide, Suffering and the Meaning of a Life: Commentary. In Kerridge, Jordens, Sayers (Eds.), A Miles Little Reader - Restoring humane values to medicine, (pp. 71-74). Sydney: Desert Pea Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Book Review. Hillyard, D & Dombrink, J: Dying Right: The Death with Dignity Movement. Medical Law Review, 11(3), 408-412.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Commentary on: "Euthanasia and the meaning of life" by Miles Little. In Kerridge, Jordens, Sayers (Eds.), A Miles Little Reader - Restoring humane values to medicine, (pp. 71-74). Sydney: Desert Pea Press.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). HIV in Pregnancy: Commentary on legal issues. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39(1).
  • Magnusson, R. (2003), Moralist Church views reinforce the need to protect secular society's rights.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). The researcher as criminal: The case of Russel Ogden. Monash Bioethics Review, 22(2), 27-33.
  • Magnusson, R. (2003). Will the law override a mother's choices for the sake of her foetus? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39.

2002

  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Angels of Death: Exploring the Euthanasia Underground. Australia: Melbourne University Publishing.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Data Linkage, Health Research and Privacy: Regulating Data Flows in Australia's Health Information System. Sydney Law Review, 24(1), 5-55.
  • Clarke, C., Magnusson, R. (2002). Data Registers in Respiratory Medicine: A Pilot Project Evaluating Compliance with Privacy Laws and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans. Journal of Law and Medicine, 10(1), 69-83.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002), Euthanasia is happening, legal or not.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Issue That Won't Die. The Courier-Mail.
  • Magnusson, R. (2002). Regulating genetic privacy in the online health information era. Health Information Management Journal, (July), 1-18.

2001

  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Book review - "Human rights and Biomedicine" G.P.Smith II. Sydney Law Review, 23, 630-635.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Book review - "Media Law: Commentary and Materials", S Walker. Torts Law Journal, 9, 223-227.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Challenges and Dilemmas in the 'Aging & Euthanasia' Policy Cocktail. In D.Weisstub, D.Thomasma, S.Gauthier, G. Tomossy (Eds.), Aging: End-of-Millenium reflections in a changing world - III Decisions at the End of Life, (pp. 107-137). Dordrecht: Sage Publications.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Freedom of Speech in Australian Defamation Law: Ridicule, Satire and Other Challenges. Torts Law Journal, 9(3), 269-297.
  • Magnusson, R. (2001). Regulating Genetic Privacy in the On-line Health Information Era. Regulating the New Frontiers: Legal Issues in Biotechnology Symposium (2001), Hobart, Tasmania: University of Tasmania - Centre for Law and Genetics.
  • Bennett, B., Magnusson, R. (2001). Sydney Law Review. Sydney Law Review, 23.

2000

  • Magnusson, R. (2000). The Use of Human Tissue Samples in Medical Research: Legal Issues for Human Research Ethics Committees. Journal of Law and Medicine, 7(4), 390-403.

1998

  • Allars, M., Carney, T., Magnusson, R., McMahon, K., Opeskin, B. (1998). Reform of Public Health in New South Wales.

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