Jan Charbonneau

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Jan Charbonneau

Adjunct Researcher
Faculty of Law

Room 2.22 , Faculty of Law Building

+61 3 6226 2081 (phone)

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Jan is currently an Adjunct Researcher with the Centre for Law & Genetics in the School of Law, publishing from her doctorate and working on joint research with the University of Waikato (NZ) Faculty of Law.


Jan is a semi-retired academic who has taught Marketing at the undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and Executive MBA levels in Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Her academic publications focus on public attitudes and behaviours, survey methodology and educational materials including two textbooks. Jan has honours and postgraduate qualifications in Political Science, Economics and Business from Queen’s University in Canada and honours and postgraduate qualifications in Law from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

Jan has recently been awarded a PhD in Law from the University of Tasmania for her thesis entitled 'Think before you spit ... and share: Protecting consumers in Australia's direct-to-consumer health-related genetic testing space'.

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Fields of Research

  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Law and Society (180119)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2019Charbonneau J, Nicol D, Chalmers D, Kato K, Yamamoto N, et al., 'Public reactions to direct-to-consumer genetic health tests: a comparison across the US, UK, Japan and Australia', European Journal of Human Genetics pp. 1-10. ISSN 1476-5438 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41431-019-0529-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nicol D; Chalmers D; Critchley C


2016Nicol D, Bubela T, Chalmers D, Charbonneau J, Critchley C, et al., 'Precision medicine: drowning in a regulatory soup?', Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 3, (2) pp. 281-303. ISSN 2053-9711 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsw018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Nicol D; Chalmers D; Dickinson J; Hewitt AW; McWhirter R; Otlowski M