Charlotte is a DPhil Candidate in Medical Law and Ethics at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Her thesis focuses on the legal regulation of CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives in non-human organisms, but her research interests extend into broader questions relating to the role of law regulating the transformative potential and risks of emerging biotechnologies. Earlier this year, Charlotte was involved with organizing, and presented at, a multidisciplinary workshop exploring regulatory, legal and ethical perspectives of gene drive, at the University of Cambridge.
Charlotte is a Visiting Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham and a tutor in Criminal Law at Oriel College, Oxford. She is also Graduate Teaching Assistant in Medical Law & Ethics for the Faculty, and a tutor in Jurisprudence at Exeter and St. Anne's.
Charlotte is co-convenor of both the Criminal Law Discussion Group and the Medical Law Discussion Group.
Charlotte graduated with an LLB from the University of Birmingham, ranking first in her year before going on to study for an LLM at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In the final year of her undergraduate studies Charlotte chaired both the Mooting Committee and the Pro Bono Group at Birmingham Law School.
Charlotte previously interned at the Georgia Resource Center, Georgia, USA providing research assistance to attorneys representing indigent death-sentenced Georgia prisoners in state and federal habeas corpus proceedings challenging their capital convictions and death sentences. During the course of her studies Charlotte has provided a range of research assistance within the fields of medical law and ethics, legal philosophy, public law and criminal law.

Prizes & Scholarships

J F Gregg Memorial Prize - Awarded for achieving the highest overall mark of any final year law student at Birmingham Law School for the academic year 2014-15.

CEPLER Award - Awarded by the Centre for Professional Legal Education & Research at Birmingham Law School. The CEPLER Award is the Centre’s highest accolade, awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and commitment across the range of CEPLER activity, including but not limited to, mooting, Pro Bono and research.

The Shoosmiths Prize - Awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution and achievement in mooting.

Sir Henry Barber Law Scholarship - Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance, in order to assist further legal studies.

Nicholas Bacon Award – Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Sir Peter Birks Memorial Scholarship – Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Graduate Assistance Fund Award – Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Gregory Kulkes Scholarship - Balliol College, University of Oxford


Research Interests

Medical law; emerging biotechnology; jurisprudence.

Research projects