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Miss Katie Morris

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Member of the Durham Law School  



Katie is a PhD Candidate and Part-time Tutor of Trusts Law. She returned to Durham University, where she graduated with a First-Class degree in Law (LLB), after obtaining a Distinction in International Development Law and Human Rights (LLM) at the University of Warwick. Katie was awarded a Durham Law School PhD Studentship and is a previous recipient of the University of Warwick’s Law School LLM Scholarship for Outstanding Students.

Current Research

Katie’s primary research interest is in the right to food. Her PhD is a continuation of her LLM dissertation, in which she examined the impact of the intersection of class and race upon child food security prior to, and during, the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie’s thesis similarly explores the systemic inequalities in access to food in the UK, examining the effect of the state’s austerity measures upon women, families, disabled persons and BAME individuals. She engages with live issues including the commodification of food and the subsequent rise in food banks. Her research seeks to investigate the potential utility of introducing a care ethics framework into the right to food to improve the latter’s realisation within the UK and to redress the aforementioned disparities in the current enjoyment of the right.

Research Groups

Human Rights and Public Law Centre

Centre for Law and Philosophy