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Charlotte qualified as registered nurse in 2003 following an initial undergraduate academic grounding in Biological Sciences at Newcastle University.  Having practised and researched in the critical care environment for a number of years, she moved to focus her career towards the management and delivery of clinical research trials across multiple clinical and disease specialties, but predominantly in the field of diabetes prevention and management. This allowed her to deliver cutting edge therapies to NHS patients, gaining a broad understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and extensive advanced clinical skills.

The arena of clinical trials enabled her to work collaboratively across the healthcare and pharma industries both nationally and internationally for over 10 years.

Charlotte was awarded an MRC research scholarship in order to undertake a Master of Clinical Research and was awarded this by Newcastle University in 2011. Her NIHR portfolio adopted qualitative research project explored risk, knowledge and educational approaches in the non-diabetic offspring of patients with type II diabetes resulting in several peer-reviewed publications.

Charlotte leads diabetes education at Northumbria University, developing and leading an accredited diabetes module for post-graduate nursing students alongside commissioned masterclass workshops. Working closely with experts in practice in the delivery of diabetes education and research, enables her to maintain close links and contemporary understanding of the clinical care of people living with diabetes.

Expertise in teaching and learning practice is recognised through her award of Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy. 

Charlotte is currently studying for her PhD in Nursing Practice Development Research, exploring the biopsychosocial aspects and user acceptability of wearable glucose monitoring technology in adults with type 1 diabetes.

She is a committee member and deputy chair of the Royal College of Nursing National Diabetes Steering group and has recently been accepted as a member of the PSAD European Association of the Study of Diabetes (EASD) study group, demonstrating impact and engagement, influencing policy and professional guidance at a national and international level.

Charlotte has recently been involved in the COVID-19 national vaccination programme both as a RHCP vaccinator, and as a vaccinator trainer. She has published a number of papers during the pandemic focussing on vaccine therapies and personal protective equiptment. 

Research interests

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Patient education - decision making, behaviours and choices.
  • Health technologies: Wearables and Digital Health
  • Digital health
  • Vaccination confidence

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PGCert, Post graduate certificate - Teaching and Learning in Professional Practice (NMC teacher status), Northumbria University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2018

Research Methods, MRes, Master of Clinical Research (MRes), Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2011

Nursing, Advanced Diploma, Advanced Diploma Nursing Studies / Registered Nurse (Adult), Northumbria University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Biological Sciences, BSc, Applied Biology (Hons) Animal Biochemistry and Nurtition, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Sept 1999

External positions

NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group

Apr 2021 → …


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