Charlotte (Charlie) Burns joined Sheffield as a Professorial Fellow in September 2017.

She studied BA Philosophy and Politics (University of York), and MA in EU studies (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.

Charlie’s research interests lie in the factors shaping environmental resilience in the face of external challenges. More specifically what puts environmental policy goals at risk and what enables them to withstand change and be resilient?

She is currently working on two main projects. The first, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, focuses on the impact of the global economic and financial crisis upon environmental policy in Europe. The second is part of the UK in a Changing Europe programme and looks at the implications of Brexit for UK and EU environmental policy.

Further information about Charlie can be found here.