Charlotte (Charlie) Burns is an expert on EU and UK environmental policy, and on the EU’s institutions, specifically the European Parliament. She joined Sheffield as a Professorial Fellow in September 2017. She became Director of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership in February 2020 and became Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations in September 2022.
Charlie studied a BA in Philosophy and Politics at the University of York, and an MA in EU studies at the University of Newcastle. She then worked for two years in Brussels as a research assistant for the Chair of the European Parliament Environment Committee before commencing a PhD in Politics at the University of Sheffield. She held an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship at Sheffield, a lectureship in EU politics at the University of Aberystwyth, an RCUK fellowship in democracy and governance at the University of Leeds before joining the Environment Department at the University of York, where she was made Senior Lecturer in 2015.