Kirsty's research interests lie primarily in the area of the regulation of human reproduction and genetic technologies, particularly where these overlap with issues in Family Law; and the law of obligations, in particular those obligations based on 'relationship' and/or imbalances of power. She is also interested in the nature of modern legal education more generally.
Kirsty's work with The Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform (and the resulting report) can be viewed here.
Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository
Teaching and Supervision
Kirsty convenes and teaches on Introduction to Obligations and The Law of Obligations. Both modules encompass aspects of the laws of contract and tort and are taught within a critical framework, using cases as the primary focus.
Kirsty is happy to supervise students in any area of contract or tort (particularly negligence (including public body negligence and human rights) or personal/intentional torts) or the regulation of human reproduction and genetic technologies.
Other Academic Activities
Feminist Legal Studies - Editorial board member (book reviews editor 2006-9 and cases and legal developments editor 2009-10).
BioNews (http://www.bionews.org.uk) - Reproduction Editor (2001-10), Contributing Editor (2010-).
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (2003-).
Member of the university?s CISoR research centre: Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction http://www.kent.ac.uk/cisor
Kirsty is chief examiner for KLS, undergraduate study skills co-ordinator, a personal tutor and she is also responsible for KLS's student mentoring scheme.