Charlotte began her higher education at the University of East Anglia where she gained a BSc in Business Management. She then went on to obtain a research masters (MRes) in Management at the University of Essex. After gaining a distinction in her MRes she studied for a PhD researching drug taking (illegal and legal) and work (also at the University of Essex) and was awarded +3 ESRC funding. Before joining the University of Leicester she was a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of York. She has also worked as the chief research assistant for the International Network for Visual Studies in Organisations (invisio.org) and as a research fellow leading a funded Age UK project with Dr Riach (Monash University).
Charlotte’s research is within the organisation studies arena exploring the lived experiences of those who may be seen as ‘normal subjects’ within organisational spaces. Her doctoral thesis drew on sociological literatures to explore the management of drug taking in and around work, derived from a broader interest in the management of everyday lives and the integration between work and life. Given the sensitive nature of her research area Charlotte also enjoys exploring and engaging with research methods in order to develop new strategies for data collection. At present Charlotte is currently developing a research profile through publishing her PhD thesis, as well as looking to develop a new research study exploring the use of ‘Smart drugs’ in work and education. Alongside this she has also been exploring professional cyclists’ doping in relation to their legitimising of their performances. In addition to the above research interests, she also has a keen interest in pedagogies surrounding teaching business and management and the development of scholars in the academy.