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Charlotte O'Brien

Charlotte O'Brien

Senior Lecturer in Law, University of York

I've been awarded an ESRC 'Future Research Leader' grant, with which I'm PI on the EU Rights Project, www.eurightsproject.org.uk - working with EU migrants, Citizens Advice Services, and other advice agencies around the country, providing an advice and advocacy service while conducting an ethnography on the administrative and legal problems encountered. I have documented the effects of the recent welfare changes targeting EU migrants.

The project was described by reviewers as 'groundbreaking', 'tremendously innovative', 'strikingly original' and said 'the applicant’s background makes her possibly the only person of her generation in a position to credibly offer the opportunity to develop this methodology in this kind of context: access to civil justice, in supranational contexts’.

Having volunteered and worked in Citizens Advice Bureaux for over thirteen years, and specialised in EU legal research for eleven years, I have practical as well as academic expertise in UK welfare law, EU law, (particularly EU social law - welfare, free movement, citizenship and equal treatment), human rights law, equality and non-discrimination law (especially disability), the rights of carers, and child poverty.

I've been appointed an 'analytical expert' on the EU Commission's Free Movement and Social Security Coordination network, producing reports and giving litigation advice and suggestions to the Commission. I am also joint cases editor for the Journal of Social Security Law.

My work has been published in key international journals, such as the European Law Review, the Common Market Law Review, the Maastricht Journal of International and Comparative Law, and the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.

I've communicated about my research through various media, including the Today Programme on Radio 4, BBC Inside Out, and BBC Breakfast. I have given various public talks, including at the YorkTalks 2016, https://youtu.be/Iz-dY3g-ZAI and in an Open Course lecture series on Law, Government and the Public, 2015.

My PhD in Law (Liverpool) was funded by the AHRC, and focussed on free movement, equal treatment and EU citizenship; during this I took part in two research projects on retirement migration funded by the Spanish Ministry for Employment & Social Affairs and Age Concern. These looked at the access to welfare services for post-retirement EU migrants, particularly UK nationals abroad. My LLM (Leeds) research involved study of the attempts to produce an EU constitution. My work is inherently interdisciplinary; my first degree was a BA in Social & Political Sciences, (Cambridge).

Briferendum Series

Leaving EU would be bad for women – but staying in doesn't look too great either

Jun 01, 2016 13:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The discriminatory silencing of women in the EU referendum debate has long-term implications whether Britain votes to leave or remain in the European Union. Male politicians and male business leaders have dominated the...

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Economy

UK gilts gain after January consumer inflation disappoints investors; 10-year auction in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during Wednesdays afternoon session, after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of January, disappointed market participants, also down from the previous reading...

German bunds remain narrowly ahead of Q4 2018 GDP, Eurozone December trade balance

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session Wednesday ahead of the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, scheduled to be released on February 14 by 07:00GMT and the...

USD/SGD likely to trade lower in line with rebound in EUR and CNH, says Scotiabank

The USD/SGD currency pair is expected to trade lower in line with a rebound in the EUR and the CNH, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The SGD has been running a close correlation with the EUR and the...

JGBs continue mixed trading ahead of Q4’18 GDP data amid lingering hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

The Japanese government bonds continued to trade mixed towards the end of Asian session Wednesday, as investors await the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of this year, scheduled to be released...

Australia 10-year bond yield jumps to 1-week high after Trump softens stance on trade negotiations

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian trading session Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump softened his stance on trade negotiations overnight, along with tentative progress to avoid...

Politics

Donald Trump to Sign Smaller Border Wall Funding to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

After a 35-day shutdown, the government has temporarily reopened but what happens after the Feb. 15 deadline is still quite uncertain. However, there are reports that United States President Donald Trump will most likely...

Vladimir Putin’s Aide Tackles Alleged Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election; Writes Choice Is an ‘Illusion’

The relationship of Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States President Donald Trump has been a highly debated topic. Many critics believe the Russian government interfered with the election that Trump won in...

Melania Trump 2019: ‘Hidden Message’ in First Lady’s Dress at Donald Trump’s State of Union Address Demystified

United States first lady Melania Trumps fashion choices are often interpreted by people on social media and the press as having hidden messages. So Mrs. Trumps stylist, Hervé Pierre, was quick to dismiss any...

Vladimir Putin 2019: Witches Cast Spells to Strengthen the Russian President and Weaken the Country’s Enemies [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin has the support of witches as dozens of them recently held a ritual to cast spells on the Russian president so he will gain more strength and defeat the nations that will go against him and their country....

Donald Trump Announces Plans to Meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Again via Summit in Vietnam

Donald Trump revealed that he will be meeting North Koreas Kim Jong Un again and this will take place in Vietnam. The announcement was made on Tuesday, Feb. 5 via the American presidents second State of the...

Science

Cancer Cure 2019: Experts Doubt Israeli Company’s Promise of Delivering ‘Complete Cure’ in 1 Year

Scientists from Israel recently announced they are one year away from delivering a complete cure to cancer. But some experts are explaining why the promised time frame is questionable. In late January, scientists and...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Study of HIV ‘Accessory Protein’ Can Lead to Improved Treatment Plans for Patients

Aside from continuously researching for the absolute cure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), scientists are also working on improving the treatment plans for infected...

Cancer Cure Found in One of World’s Most Rare Elements That Caused Dinosaur’s Extinction?

Iridium is one of the elements believed to have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs. And, recently, scientists announced it is possible that it could also help them develop a cure for cancer. Scientists from...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Includes 10-Year Program to Weaken Epidemic

U.S. President Donald Trump will reportedly pledge on immensely diminishing the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic while scientists are still looking for the ultimate...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: New Research Grants Focus on Body's Natural Control of the Virus Post-Treatment

Scientists around the world are exploring various angles to further understand HIV/AIDS and find a cure. Several research grants were previously awarded to groups who are aiming to focus on post-treatment control. The...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Latest News & Update: Third Entry’s Sales Performance Declines in Japan but Blazes Across Europe

After enjoying the top spot for several weeks regarding sales performance in Japan, Kingdom Hearts 3 has now fallen from the summit. The fall wasnt too far, however, as it currently sits on the number two spot, PushSquare...

OnePlus 7 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Upcoming Device Speculated to Make an Appearance at WMC 2019

The OnePlus 7 is expected to come out this year and fans are hoping that the Shenzhen-based company will outfit the smartphone with game-changing features. While its predecessor was positively received by the market, it...

‘Sims 5’ Latest News & Update: Why It Will Be Huge & What It Should Include

The launch date of Sims 5 has not even been announced yet but a lot of fans are already clamoring for the game to be released. This is hardly surprising considering the popularity of not only the games but the entire...

iOS 12.1.4 Latest News & Update: Handy Features & Ugly Setbacks, Still Worth Downloading

There is much that can be said about the regular iOS updates that Apple puts out but boring is certainly not one of them. This is still the case with iOS 12.1.4 where the update provides more convenient features for the...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Will Rockstar Create ‘GTA Online 2’ After Sixth Installment’s Release?

Its the second month of 2019 and Rockstar has yet to break their silence whether or not GTA 6 is indeed in development. Fans of the single-player franchise are becoming more and more restless as the predecessor of GTA 6...
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