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Dr Charlotte Proudman

Dr Charlotte Proudman

Junior Research Fellow, Queens' College, Cambridge


Charlotte is an award-winning human rights barrister at Goldsmith Chambers where she represents women and girls at risk of gender-based violence, particularly female genital mutilation (FGM). Combining the law and academia, Charlotte is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge in law and sociology where she researches FGM law and lectures, Feminist Thinking in Society and in the Law. She was awarded her doctorate in FGM law and policy from King's College, Cambridge. Charlotte was instrumental in the criminalisation of forced marriage and the introduction of FGM Protection Orders. She collaborated with the National Police Chiefs’ Council to put together a new FGM and forced marriage legal procedure (see, Family Court Practice Direction 36H FPR).

Research Interests

As a barrister in immigration and asylum law, I often represent vulnerable clients seeking secure immigration status in the UK due to fear of persecution overseas. I often represent vulnerable girls and women at risk of FGM or other forms of gender-based violence.