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Dr Charlotte Barlow

Visiting Researcher

Charlotte Barlow

Bowland North



Research overview

My areas of research expertise include domestic and sexual violence, policing and more broadly violence against women and girls. I have 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, coercive control, Clare's Law/ domestic violence disclosure schemes and media & legal representations of criminalised women. 

Impact and collaboration are central to my research. My work has been used to inform policy developments, professional practice and I engage regularly with practitioners and professionals through my research. 

For research, training, media or consultancy enquires, please contact me directly by email. 





PhD supervision

Dr Barlow welcomes applications in the field of gender and crime. She is particularly interested in supervising projects in the following areas: violence against women and girls, policing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence, female offending/ co-offending, media representations of gender and crime,


Charlotte is currently a Lecturer in Criminology and has previously worked at 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 broad research interests include violence against women and girls, policing domestic abuse and women’s experiences of criminalisation.

Over the past six years, 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, 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.

 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 and was nominated for an N8 Policing Research Partnership ‘New Pioneer of Research’ award (2020).

Outside of the university, Charlotte is a steering group member of the British Society of Criminology’s Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network. Additionally, she sits on a number of external reference groups and official committees on issues relating to domestic abuse.

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.




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