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Victoria BOYDELL

Research Fellow, Global Health Centre
Areas of expertise
  • Reproductive health and technologies

Dr. Victoria Boydell is a Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is currently undertaking longitudinal ethnographic research on women's responses to reproductive technologies in the United Kingdom.

Before joining the Global Health Centre, Victoria was the Senior Right and Accountability Advisor for the Evidence Project at the Population Council and at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and prior to that she worked at the Fund for Gender Equality, UNWomen and in various capacities with Planned Parenthood.  She received her doctorate degree in anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010.

She is currently an advisor to the Accountability Research Centre and the Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing and works as a consultant for UN agencies, NGOs and Foundations.



  • Bellows B, Boydell V, Cole M et al. (2019) The extent to which performance-based financing programs' operations manuals reflect rights-based principles: implications for family planning services. Global Health: Science and Practice, 7 (2). Link
  • Boydell V, McMullen H, Steyn P et al. (2019) Studying social accountability in the context of health system strengthening: innovations and considerations for future work. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17 (34). Link
  • Boydell V, Schaaf M, Van Belle et al. (2019) Building a transformative agenda for accountability in SRHR: lessons learned from SRHR and accountability literatures. Reproductive Health Matters, 27 (2). Link