Kirsty Moreton is a non-practicing Barrister and is currently a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate at Birmingham Law School, under the supervision of Professor Marie Fox and Dr Sheelagh McGuniness. Her research focuses on the Feminist Ethics of Care and its applicability to medical decision-making in children.
LLB (Hons) – University of Wales, Aberystwyth- 1995
Bar Vocational Couse – Inns of Court School of Law- 1996
Barrister at Law – Gray’s Inn- Call November 1996
LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice- University of Birmingham – 2012.
Kirsty Moreton graduated from the University of Wales- Aberystwyth with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1995 and was awarded the Calcott Pryce prizes for her academic performance in the subjects of Evidence and Civil Liberties & Human Rights. She subsequently completed her Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1996. Since 1999, she has been a Senior Partner in a Birmingham Marketing and Design Firm. In 2012 she completed an LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Birmingham, including writing a dissertation on Personality-Disordered Offenders in the Criminal Justice System. She was also the Runner-up in the University’s Postgraduate Cup Mooting Competition for 2012. She joined the Law School as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in September 2012.
Kirsty’s research interests are broad and encompass the fields of Criminal Law, Family Law, Mental Health, Ethics and Human Rights. Her Masters’ research focused on Anti-Social Personality Disorder and how it is addressed within the Criminal Justice System. Her Doctoral research will explore the feminist ethics of care and its validity as a workable ethical approach in addressing medical decision-making for and by children in the middle years of childhood.