Charlotte is currently reading for a MSt at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies under the supervision of Dr Marina Kurkchiyan. Her research, which is kindly supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and Balliol College, focuses on children's law in Singapore and Indonesia. For her MSt, Charlotte is exploring how legislation in Singapore from 1960 to the present day has shaped and constructed the ‘image’ of the child. She intends to set these changes against a broader background of political and social change in Singapore, and to examine how the legal image of the child in Singapore has been the site of both acceptance and rejection of English law.
Charlotte completed her BA (Law) at Trinity College Cambridge in 2014. In 2014-15, funded by the Hollond Fund Travelling Studentship. she studied at the National University of Singapore for her LLM (Asian Legal Studies). She concentrated there on socio-legal approaches to East and Southeast Asian law, and law and development.
During her studies, Charlotte has worked as a research assistant at the Van Vollenhoven Institute at Leiden University, looking particularly at Indonesian law, and has assisted in socio-legal research and publishing at NUS. She has contributed to law and development projects in Cambridge, and volunteered in providing legal advice at the Citizens Advice Bureau.