Charles has relished and adopted an interdisciplinary approach throughout his academic career, putting language and communication at the centre of his work in both the Humanities and the Sciences. He completed a B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature, with distinction, at King’s College, University of London, in 2016 – a degree which included studies of literary theory and praxis in language teaching. Following this, he obtained an M.Sc. in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, for which, in 2019, he was awarded the University’s Examiners’ Prize for the Highest Overall Performance.
On the strength of his Master’s dissertation, using English and Spanish-language interviews to improve community-policy dialogues in the Colombian Amazon, Charles was employed as a researcher within the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute in 2019-2020. His integrated research approach enables him to work across cultural and disciplinary boundaries, as well as to teach specialist academic and scientific English.