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Kirsty Keywood


  • Senior Lecturer, Law

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Kirsty's teaching is primarly in the field of Mental Health Law at undergraduate and postgraduate level, via distance learning and campus-based learning.   She also teaches on undergraduate courses in health care law.

Research Students:

In addition she is supervising the following postgraduate research projects:

  • Psychopathy and criminal justice
  • Community Treatment Orders


LL.B (Leicester) LL.M (Leicester)

Formerly Lecturer in law, University of Liverpool.

Kirsty is a member of the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy. She works closely with self-advocates,  families, mental health and learning disability professionals and has acted as consultant on a number of safeguarding adult reviews and inquiries.

Research interests

Her research interests are in:

  • Medical law
  • Gender and law
  • Mental health law 

Current Research Projects:

Kirsty is currently exploring the history of adult safeguarding law in England.   She is also exploring regulatory responses to abuse and neglect  within health and social care frameworks.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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