Born in New Zealand, Charlotte completed her first three degrees at the University of Auckland. Her MA thesis ‘Looking to the Heart: Young People, Romance, and Courtship in Interwar New Zealand’ won the Fowlds Memorial Prize, for the most distinguished MA thesis in the Faculty of Arts. In 2009 Charlotte was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete her Doctoral Thesis at the University of Oxford, where she successfully defended ‘An Age of Emotion: Expertise and Subjectivity in Old Age in Britain, 1937-1970’. Charlotte has published on social research, old age, and young people, romance, and courtship. Her current project ‘Researching Ourselves and Changing Society: Social Surveys in Twentieth-Century Australia’ is funded by the Australian Research Council for 2014-2017.