The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) generates knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and trains the future leaders of this field. Our definition of resources is broad, and our research approach is equally inclusive, bringing together experts from across UCL. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL?s global faculty of the built environment.
Charlotte joined the Institute of Sustainable Resources as a research associate in April
2013 to map UCL’s research expertise in urban sustainability. In November she was awarded a Public Engagement Fellowship to study the role assigned to 'the public' in energy policy research. During this Fellowship Charlotte is developing collaborative research projects with local authorities and not-for-profit groups related to their sustainability priorities.
Prior to joining ISR, Charlotte studied for a BA in anthropology and geography at UCL and then worked as a freelance filmmaker making advocacy films for international development NGOs. After seven years working on films in Africa, Asia and Europe for organisations such as UNV, Save the Children, Care International and VSO she returned to UCL to do an MRes in East European Studies. Through this she was able to shape her broad interest in economic development and social change to a specific engagement with politics of resource provisioning and urban development.
Charlotte's PhD focused on energy and finance in Serbia. She carried out ethnographic research on the interaction between domestic space, urban infrastructure, socio-economic change in Belgrade.
As well as her academic engagement with sustainability she has policy research experience having worked on projects for the Scottish Government and the International Energy Agency.
Charlotte’s research focusses on infrastructure, energy, financialisiation
and the material culture of the home. She draws on theories from anthropology,
economic geography and STS.
As part of her Public Engagement Fellowship, Charlotte will be developing research projects in collaboration with public sector and community groups that support low carbon urban energy use.