Charlotte is a critical social and developmental psychologist, completing her BSc in Psychology & Criminology, MSc in Criminology, and PhD in Psychology here at the University of Northampton. Her research sits within three distinct areas, focusing on tattooed bodies, inclusion in Higher Education, and digital families. Charlotte is as active in her roles with the institution as she is outside – in the department, she sits on the Inclusive Student Experience Group, has contributed towards the University’s C@N-DO programme, and curates social media content. Outside of the University, she is the is the Editorial Assistant for Psychology of Women & Equalities Review, External Examiner for the University of East London, and acted as a course consultant for The Open University. She is currently finishing up her first book – Navigating Tattooed Women’s Bodies – due for publish 2021.
Charlotte is the Programme Leader for BSc Psychology, and has previously led the Psychology & Counselling Programme (2019/2020), and the Developmental and Educational Psychology Programme (2016/17).
She is the module coordinator for:
- PSY3053 Lifespan Development
She currently teaches on:
- PSY1004 Investigating Psychology
- PSY2005 Research Methods
- PSY2016 Social Psychology
- PSY3024 Social World
- PSY4001 Dissertation
- PSYM081 Applied Critical & Social Psychology
- PSYM086 Dissertation & Research Methods
Charlotte supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, with topics covering: recreational drug use, video-gaming, drag queens and sexuality, tattooed bodies, young mothers, and parenting/grandparenting roles.
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 is currently being re-worked into a book, due for publish in 2021.
Charlotte has won research grants from the University’s Institute for Learning and Teaching for the 17/18 and 18/19 academic years, with both 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. She continued this success in 2020, being awarded UoN’s Tech Savvy Lecturer of the Year.
Charlotte is also situated within a cross-university research group – Digital Families – with colleagues from The Open University, Keele 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’, with two more papers and an ESRC bid in progress for 20/21.
Charlotte has broader research interests in feminism, feminist supervision practices, and identity.