Katy was appointed as Lecturer in Law at the Liverpool Law School in August 2018. She was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University and completed her PhD thesis entitled: "The relationship between the primary sources of EU law: is there a hierarchy of norms within Union primary law?" in 2018.
Katy's research interests lie in the field of EU constitutional law, domestic constitutional law and theory and animal law. Katy is currently working on the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the law relating to animals. She focuses on the current paradigm of animal welfare and its deficiencies as a mechanism for 'regulating' sentient beings across different constitutional systems. She has also started work on the concept of legal personhood and rights and their (non)-applicability to animals.