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Biography

Charlotte’s current research focuses on housing and planning, welfare benefits and labour market policies, and gender representation.

Her work spans two of IPPR’s research teams – the environment, housing and infrastructure team and the work and the welfare state team.

Recent research has included reports on housing and devolution, homesharing in London, temporary accommodation, private renting, rural homelessness, and economic inactivity and mental health.

She also works on IPPR’s tax-benefit micro model, provides quantitative support to the other research teams, and is a member of the editorial team for IPPR’s journal of ideas Progressive Review. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Housing and homelessness
  • Gender representation
  • Political participation

Prior to joining IPPR, Charlotte was awarded a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, where her research explored young people’s participation in politics. She has previously worked in a variety of social research and policy roles, including positions in the Cabinet Office’s Constitution Group, Jubilee Scotland, and the Scottish Youth Parliament.  She possesses particular expertise in quantitative methods, and has taught data analysis at the University of Edinburgh.

Charlotte holds an MSc by Research in Politics and an MSc in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Political Studies from the University of Leeds.