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Lucy Van De Weil

Dr Lucy van de Wiel

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine

Research interests

  • Policy

Biography

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.

Research interests

  • Reproductive technologies
  • Egg freezing
  • Financialisation of fertility
  • Datafication of reproduction
  • Abortion 

PhD Supervision

Current

  • Annabel Sowemimo
  • Chanelle Scott
  • Samantha Stephen
  • Carmel Cardona
  • Amanda-Rose O'Halloran (Cambridge)

Past

  • Aideen O'Shaughnessy (Cambridge)
  • Yvonne Frankfurth (Cambridge)
  • Tiantian Chen (Cambridge)

Further Details 

See Lucy's research profile

    Research

    Q@K banner
    Queer@King's

    Centre for research and teaching in gender and sexuality studies and a hub for collaborative work with queer activists, artists, and communities.

    Reproduction research cluster logo
    Reproduction research cluster

    Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

    News

    Six new collaborations launched as part of King's Artists programme

    Artists-in-residence will collaborate with academics to explore imaginative approaches to research.

    composite image 6 tiles representing king's artists projects, from top left to bottom right a wooden box, a pro-choice protest, illustration of soundwaves, anatomy drawing, cyanotype portrait and an artwork with green plants

    Events

    26Margaybies1

    Book Talk - Making Gaybies: Queer Reproduction and Multiracial Feeling

    Join us for a book talk with 'Making Gaybies' author Jaya Keaney

    15Febzika book1

    Book launch: 'Viruses and Reproductive Injustice: Zika in Brazil'

    Launch of a book by Professor Ilana Löwy, exploring health disparities and reproductive injustice revealed by the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    11Mayindia

    ‘Old is Gold’: Rethinking Marital Intimacy and Commitment through Assisted Reproduction in India

    This seminar engages with the uses and abuses of marriage and commitment as tropes to bolster the desire for seeking assisted reproduction in India.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    19Jan2020-09-04 Italian Contemporary Cinema 780 x 450 (1)

    Film Screening: Freezing Fertility - 19 January 2023

    A film screening of 'Freezing Fertility' at The Prince Charles Cinema on 19 January 2023

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    Partnerships, Power, Potential: GHSM on from 10

    This exhibition takes a look at the research being undertaken by GHSM academics and students across the world.

    GHSM on from 10 photo (1)

      Research

      Q@K banner
      Queer@King's

      Centre for research and teaching in gender and sexuality studies and a hub for collaborative work with queer activists, artists, and communities.

      Reproduction research cluster logo
      Reproduction research cluster

      Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

      News

      Six new collaborations launched as part of King's Artists programme

      Artists-in-residence will collaborate with academics to explore imaginative approaches to research.

      composite image 6 tiles representing king's artists projects, from top left to bottom right a wooden box, a pro-choice protest, illustration of soundwaves, anatomy drawing, cyanotype portrait and an artwork with green plants

      Events

      26Margaybies1

      Book Talk - Making Gaybies: Queer Reproduction and Multiracial Feeling

      Join us for a book talk with 'Making Gaybies' author Jaya Keaney

      15Febzika book1

      Book launch: 'Viruses and Reproductive Injustice: Zika in Brazil'

      Launch of a book by Professor Ilana Löwy, exploring health disparities and reproductive injustice revealed by the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      11Mayindia

      ‘Old is Gold’: Rethinking Marital Intimacy and Commitment through Assisted Reproduction in India

      This seminar engages with the uses and abuses of marriage and commitment as tropes to bolster the desire for seeking assisted reproduction in India.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      19Jan2020-09-04 Italian Contemporary Cinema 780 x 450 (1)

      Film Screening: Freezing Fertility - 19 January 2023

      A film screening of 'Freezing Fertility' at The Prince Charles Cinema on 19 January 2023

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      Partnerships, Power, Potential: GHSM on from 10

      This exhibition takes a look at the research being undertaken by GHSM academics and students across the world.

      GHSM on from 10 photo (1)