Dr Charlotte Bishop
Dr Charlotte (Charlie) Bishop completed her doctoral thesis which took a gendered approach to its critique of the legal responses to domestic violence in England and Wales at Exeter University in 2014. Having taught alongside her studies she then joined Exeter Law School as an Associate Lecturer before being appointed as a Lecturer (Education and Research) in Law in 2015.
Charlotte convenes the core undergraduate module Criminal Law (LAW1003) and the optional third year module Gender, Sexuality and Law (LAW3011) and supervises undergraduate dissertations in the fields of gender, sexuality, domestic and sexual violence and feminist theory. Charlotte is also Senior Academic Tutor for Law.
Charlotte is an Education Incubator fellow for 2019/20, running a project which aims to develop and evaluate different sources of academic, pastoral and professional support for first year undergraduate Law students from diverse backgrounds and in a range of circumstances.
Charlotte is happy to supervise postgraduate 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.
Currently Charlotte is running an SLSA-funded project with Dr Marian Duggan (Kent) to explore the experiences of feminist academics who incorporate gender and intersectional issues and perspectives into their teaching of Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice modules. This research will form part of a larger project aiming to address the gender and other discrimination that is apparent in the Criminal Justice System by looking at the implicit and explicit messages undergraduate students are provided with before they begin their careers.