Dr Lucy van de Wiel
Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine
Lucy van de Wiel is a Lecturer and Postgraduate Research Director in Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London. She has founded and is chair of the Reproduction Research Cluster at King’s.
Her research focuses on the introduction of new reproductive technologies such as egg freezing, IVF, and embryo selection. She explores how these technologies give insight into broader developments within the sector, including the datafication of reproduction and the financialisation of fertility. She also researches telemedical abortion in the post-Roe landscape.
She has published an Open Access monograph on egg freezing with New York University Press titled Freezing Fertility: Oocyte Cryopreservation and the Gender Politics of Aging. Freezing Fertility has inspired a feature documentary of the same title produced by VPRO Backlight.
- Reproductive technologies
- Egg freezing
- Financialisation of fertility
- Datafication of reproduction
- Annabel Sowemimo
- Chanelle Scott
- Samantha Stephen
- Carmel Cardona
- Amanda-Rose O'Halloran (Cambridge)
- Aideen O'Shaughnessy (Cambridge)
- Yvonne Frankfurth (Cambridge)
- Tiantian Chen (Cambridge)