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Biography

Charlotte is a critical social and developmental psychologist, with her research focusing on tattooed bodies, as well as digital families.

Charlotte is as active in her roles both inside and outside of the institution. Within Psychology, she is our Course Leader for BSc Psychology (single honours), and in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society, she is the Research Inclusion Officer. Outside of UoN, she is a commissioning editor for the Psychology of Women & Equalities Review, and the Secretary for the British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women & Equalities Section.

Most recently, she published her first book, Navigating Tattooed Women's Bodies: Intersections of Class & Gender (2021), and is currently working on a contracted Feminist textbook in Developmental Psychology.

Research Interests

Charlotte completed her PhD in January 2018, and has published a number of articles from this work on tattooed women's bodies, exploring current tattooed bodies literature, a focus on tattooed mothers, and how meaning-making is important for tattooed women. This PhD work was reworked into a book - Navigating Tattooed Women's Bodies - published in 2021.

Charlotte has won research grants from the University's Institute for Learning and Teaching for the 17/18, 18/19, and 20/21 academic years, with all of the research projects focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion within Higher Education. This research has led to Charlotte receiving the 'most impactful teaching' award at The British Psychological Society's Division of Academics, Researchers, and Teachers Conference in May 2019. In addition, Charlotte now runs a University-wide staff training on inclusive assessments, based on this research. Finally, the work from this project led Charlotte to be awarded with the University's Student Teaching and Recognition Award for Lecturer of the Year in Advancing Diversity and Equality, 2019.

Charlotte is also situated within a cross-university research group - Digital Families - with colleagues from The Open University, Bradford University, and The University of Bedfordshire. In 2019, this research group was awarded funds from The British Psychological Society to host a series of seminars exploring different aspects of digital families. They have published a paper on 'Sharenting' (2019), and a paper exploring Mothers Day online (2022). The group are currently finishing up an ESRC funded project exploring children's mental health online.

Charlotte has broader research interests in feminism, feminist supervision practices, and identity.

Supervision

Jacquie Bridgman; Economics, International Development, International Relations and Politics

Doctoral Research Project - Lone mothering and experiences of everyday travel.

Kate Macintyre; Faculty of Business and Law

Doctoral Research Project - Women and NGOs focusing on poaching in South Africa.

Lorna Freestone; Faculty of Health, Education, & Society

Doctoral Research Project - How do the experiences of supportive parents of transgender children affect parents’ identity, coping and wellbeing?

Peter Goy; Faculty of Health, Education, & Society

Doctoral Research Project - The Social Construction of Vulnerable Families in Children’s Centres: A Critical Discourse Analysis.

Teaching Interests

Charlotte is the Programme Leader for the BSc Psychology (single honours) Programme,  and has previously led the Psychology Foundation Programme (2019/2020) and Developmental and Educational Psychology Programme (2016/17).

She is the module coordinator for:

  • PSY1004 Investigating Psychology
  • PSY3053 Lifespan Development

She has / currently teaches on:

  • PSY2005 Research Methods
  • PSY2030 Society & Development
  • PSY3024 Understanding the Social World
  • PSY3053 Lifespan Development

Charlotte supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, with topics covering: recreational drug use, video-gaming, drag queens and sexuality, tattooed bodies, young mothers, feminism, and parenting.

External Roles

In addition to the roles within the institution, Charlotte also has the following roles:

  • External Examiner for University of East London, School of Education and Communities
  • Course consultant at The Open University
  • Journal Commissioning Editor for Psychology of Women & Equalities Review
  • Section Secretary, Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Committee

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

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