Charlotte completed her degree in Human Geography from the University of Sheffield in 2012, before receiving a scholarship in 2013 to undertake a PhD in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield (awarded in 2018). Her doctoral thesis investigated sub-national leadership and governance in the context of city-regionalism, devolution and austerity in England since 2010.
Since the beginning of her academic career, Charlotte has carried out research that aims to inform and influence local, regional and national policymaking. For this she has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, local and national government in England, and a number of UK-based charities.
In 2015, Charlotte completed a 3-month internship within Sheffield First Partnership, funded by the ADH Crook Fellowship Scheme. In 2016, she then joined City-REDI in the Birmingham Business School where she worked for two years as a Policy and Data Analyst. More recently, after completing her PhD in early 2018, she won an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her research on city-regions, devolution and local governance at the University of Sheffield.
In 2019, Charlotte returned to the University of Birmingham as a Co-Investigator of LIPSIT ‘Local Institutions, Productivity, Sustainability and Inclusivity Trade-offs’, funded by the ESRC.