Victoria Adkins

Victoria Adkins LLB (Hons), MA, AFHEA

Lecturer in Law

Victoria joined the University of Greenwich in January 2022 as a Lecturer in Law and is currently undertaking her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. Victoria completed her own law degree at the University of Greenwich in 2011 and previously worked in regulation before moving into academia. Victoria completed a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law at Kings College London in 2017 and began her PhD in 2018.

Victoria’s PhD research explores the views of specific healthcare professionals in relation to the prospect of partial ectogenesis (the partial gestation of a foetus outside of the human body) and is hopeful that her research can help inform future regulation of the technology. Victoria has taught at Royal Holloway and Queen Mary in London and is currently a Postgraduate Representative for the Socio-Legal Studies Association.


Responsibilities within the university

Teaching on the following modules:

  • Law of Torts
  • Human Rights Law
  • Advocacy and Professional Ethics


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research / Scholarly interests

Reproductive health, law and policy

Recent publications

  • Adkins, V., 2021. Impact of ectogenesis on the medicalisation of pregnancy and childbirth. Journal of Medical Ethics, 47(4), pp.239-243.


June 2021
Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (virtual)
Presentation Title: Partial ectogenesis in practice: Preliminary views of UK healthcare professionals

March 2021
SLSA Annual Conference 2021 (virtual)
Presentation Title: Interviewing for the Future of Partial Ectogenesis

November 2020  
Royal Holloway, University of London, Families and Children Research Cluster, Webinar Series 2020-2021
Presentation Title: The Reality of Ectogenesis: A turn in the literature and some preliminary data

June 2020
Royal Holloway, University of London, Postgraduate Research Annual Conference 2020
Presentation Title: Artificial wombs and seeking consensus

June 2019
Royal Holloway, University of London, Postgraduate Research Annual Conference 2019
Presentation Title: The Birds and the Bees…and the Artificial Womb: Taking stock of the literature so far