Dr Charlotte Bishop
Dr Charlotte Bishop joined Exeter Law School as an Associate Lecturer in 2014 and is now a Lecturer (Education and Research) in Law. She graduated from the University of Kent in 2004 with a First Class Honours degree in Law (LLB) and the Kent Law School Departmental Prize for Special Achievement in Law and completed her doctoral thesis at Exeter University in 2014.
Charlotte convenes the core undergraduate module Criminal Law (LAW1003) and also convenes the Grad LLB Crimnal Law module (LAW3003B) and the optional Level 3 module Gender, Sexuality and Law (LAW3011). Charlotte also contrbutes to Law, Politics and Power (LAW3155).
Charlotte is happy to supervise research on domestic and sexual violence, feminist legal theory and gender studies.
Charlotte’s research interests are broad and inter-disciplinary, crossing the boundaries of socio-legal research into psychology, sociology, philosophy and criminology. Her recent research has been on how the harm of domestic violence, including controlling and coercive behaviour, could be more effectively evidenced in criminal court proceedings, and how courtroom participation could be made safer and more effective for witnesses who are also a victim of domestic violence could be improved. Charlotte's research takes a gendered approach to the issue of domestic violence and much of her work is also based upon the insufficiently recognised link between ongoing abuse and trauma.