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Dr Charlotte Barlow

Reader in Criminal Justice and Policing
School of Justice
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Charlotte's areas of research expertise include domestic and sexual violence, policing and more broadly violence against women and girls. She has particular research experience in the policing of and other agency responses to domestic and sexual violence, women's pathways into crime and experiences of co-offending and the criminal justice system, coercive control, Clare's Law/ domestic violence disclosure schemes and media & legal representations of criminalised women. Charlotte has been awarded external funding as PI and Co-I for five research projects, with funders including the British Academy and the N8 Policing Research Partnership. She has published two monographs, one edited collections, several book chapters and journal articles in leading journals, such as the British Journal of Criminology, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice and Feminist Legal Studies.

Impact and collaboration are central to her research. Charlotte's work has been used to inform policy developments, professional practice and she engages regularly with practitioners and professionals through her research. 

Charlotte's current role includes:

  1. Impact and Engagement lead for the School of Justice
  2. Criminal Justice Partnership Policing Strand
  3. Coordinator of the Professional Doctorate
  4. Connect Centre member
  5. Teaching on the postgraduate MSc in Criminal Justice
  6. Supervises PhD, Masters and UG students

Charlotte joined UCLAN in 2021 as a Reader in Criminal Justice and Policing. Prior to this she worked at Lancaster University and Birmingham City University. Charlotte graduated with First Class Honours from Keele University and completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2015.

Charlotte's areas of research expertise include domestic and sexual violence, policing and more broadly violence against women and girls. Over the past decade, Charlotte has worked on and led various externally funded research projects exploring issues such as police responses to coercive control, victim-survivor experiences of Clare’s Law/ Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes, women's pathways into crime and experiences of co-offending and the criminal justice system, agency responses to domestic abuse in rural communities and an evaluation of the MARAC process in high risk domestic abuse cases. This work has led to a range of outputs, media interviews and articles, policy and public engagement activity.

Charlotte has published widely in the field of domestic abuse, including monographs with Routledge and Policy Press and journal articles in the British Journal of Criminology and various other high ranking journals.

Achieving real-world impact is central to Charlotte's approach to research, and her gender-based violence research has influenced national and international policy and informed the development of police and partner agency training packages. She is regularly consulted by media, public sector agencies, governing bodies and NGO’s as a domestic abuse expert. Charlotte has been an invited speaker at various national and international events and conferences.

Charlotte is interested in supervising doctoral students who wish to conduct research in the areas of police and other agency responses to domestic abuse, coercive control, violence against women, gender, co-offending and women’s criminalisation.

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Lancaster University, January 2019
  • PhD Criminology, University of Liverpool, 2015
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology (First Class Honours), Keele University, 2010
  • Domestic abuse
  • Police and other agency responses
  • Sexual violence
  • Gender-based violence
  • Women's experiences of criminal justice
  • Qualitative methods