Dr Vicky Chico

@ University of Sheffield

Dr Vicky Chico
  • Bio

Victoria Chico us the data policy advisor to the Health Research Authority (HRA) She also holds the position of lecturer in law at the University of Sheffield and academic legal expert in the Society and Ethics Group Research Group at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge. She has a PhD, awarded by the University of Sheffield, which considers, how English law might respond to novel grievances which arise from developments in genetic technology. Victoria has published a number of articles in leading academic journals and her PhD has been produced as a book. Her current research focuses on two major themes. First she is examining the legal aspects of sharing genetic information in families. Her work explores this issues from the theoretical legal dimension and through mixed method empirical inquiry. The second major strand of her current work examines the legal role of information in consent to the use of health data. Here her work also spans the theoretical and empirical domains.
Victoria is an invited member of National Research and Ethics Advisors’ Panel’ (NREAP) an advisory panel made up of invited professional individuals which provides the Health Research Authority with professional advice and expertise in order to enable it to fulfil its statutory functions.
She is the British expert to the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Common Service of Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC).
Victoria holds an invited position on Sheffield Teaching Hospital Assisted Conception Unit ethics committee.


  • My Previous Events

  • Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation

    • 08-02-2018
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • America Square Conference Centre, London