Katrina holds an LLB (Hons) degree and an LLM degree from the University of Liverpool and joined the School of Law and Social Justice as a PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in September 2017.


Katrina’s research interests lie predominantly in both the criminal law and children’s rights. Her research adopts a children’s rights perspective to examining sexual activity in adolescence. It explores the contrasting notions of a child’s right to be protected with a child’s right to develop and explore their body and sexuality both on and offline.

Thesis title

The Legal Regulation of Teenage Sexting and Youth Produced Sexual Imagery

Dates of study

PhD Start Date: October 2017
PhD Completion Date: October 2021


Professor Helen Stalford (Liverpool Law School) and Dr Sacha Waxman (Liverpool Law School)

Thesis Summary

Katrina’s thesis explores the legal regulation of teenage sexting and other forms of youth produced sexual imagery.

It challenges the current law and proposes an evidence-based model for change and reform.