Kirsty Moreton is a non-practicing Barrister and is currently a Teaching Associate 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 healthcare decision-making involving children.
Tuesday 4-5pm in Room G6.
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 (Distinction) - University of Birmingham – 2012.
AFHEA - Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2013.
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, receiving the highest mark in the cohort and graduating with Distinction.She was also runner-up in the University's Postgraduate Cup Mooting Competition for 2012. Her Masters Dissertation on Personality-Disordered Offenders in the Criminal Justice System was shortlisted for the Howard League on Penal Reform's National John Sunley Prize in 2013. She joined the Law School as a Teaching Associate in 2012 and became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013.
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.
Papers and Presentations:
LLM Dissertation : 'Mad, Bad or Dangerous? Tracing the Journey of a Personality-Disordered Offnder through the Criminal Justice System in a Modern Risk-Society'. Shortlisted for the National John Sunley prize - Howard League for Penal Reform - May 2013.
'The History and Legal Implications of the Feminist Ethics of Care' - PhD Forum University of Birmingham - June 2013.
'Vulnerability in Death: The Liverpool Care Pathway Controversy and the Feminist Ethics of Care' - PECANS Workshop - 'Encounters with Vulnerability' - University of Newcastle - November 2013.