Dr Greasley read Law at New College, graduating with a first-class degree, before studying for the BCL and later DPhil. Her thesis focussed on the notion of personhood in relation to abortion laws, a topic on which she continues to specialise. During her time as a research student she held a stipendiary lectureship at Hertford College, and later took up a Junior Research Fellowship at University College. She returned to Hertford in Michaelmas 2018 from University College, London, where she has been a lecturer in the Law Faculty.
Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Medical Law & Ethics.
Philosophy of law, criminal law theory, applied ethics, feminist legal theory.
Abortion Rights: For and Against (co-authored with Christopher Kaczor), (2017, Cambridge University Press)
Arguments About Abortion: Personhood, Morality, and Law, (2017, Oxford University Press)
Persons, Parts and Property: How Should We Regulate Tissue in the 21st Century?,edited by I. Goold, K. Greasley, J. Herring, and L. Skene, (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014)
‘The Morality of Lying and the Murderer at the Door’, Law and Philosophy (2019) 38: 439-452
‘Prenatal Personhood and Life’s Intrinsic Value: Reappraising Dworkin on Abortion’, (2016), Legal Theory 22: 124-152
‘Is Sex-Selective Abortion against the Law?’, (2016) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 36(3), 535-564
‘The Pearl of the Pro-Life Movement? Reflections on the Kermit Gosnell Controversy’, Journal of Medical Ethics, 40 (6) 419-423 (2014)
‘A Legal Market in Organs: The Problem of Exploitation’, Journal of Medical Ethics (2014) 40 (1) 51-6
‘Abortion and Regret’, Journal of Medical Ethics (2012) 38 705-711
‘R (Purdy) v DPP and the Case for Wilful Blindness’, (2010) (2) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 301-326
‘Abortion, Feminism, and ‘Traditional’ Moral Philosophy’, in J. Herring et al eds., Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law (OUP, 2019)
‘The Right to Die and the Right to Help: R v Purdy and its Legacy’, in J. Herring and J Wall eds Landmark Cases in Medical Law (Hart Publishing, 2015)
‘The Human Body as Property: Objectification and Commodification’, in I. Goold et al eds, Persons, Parts and Property (Hart Publishing, 2014)
Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective, edited by Rebecca Cook, Joanna Erdman and Bernard Dickens (2016) Feminist Legal Studies, 97–102
‘Taking Abortion Rights Seriously: Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt’ (2016) Modern Law Review.
‘Medical Abortion and the ‘Golden Rule’ of Statutory Interpretation’, (2011) 19(2) Medical Law Review, 314-325
‘A Negligent Blow to Children at Risk: MAK and RK v the United Kingdom’, (2010) 73(6) Modern Law Review 1026-1047