Charlotte was one of ten winners of the BBC/Arts and Humanities Research Council New Generation Thinkers in 2012-13 and is a regular contributor to BBC radio.
Festivals, Speaking Events, Podcasts
Charlotte has given two TEDx talks and has spoken at Medicine Unboxed, British Academy events, and other festivals of ideas.
(Selected talks below)
Deep Breath In, BMJ, Patent access to notes. December 16th, 2022.
British Academy Event at Imagine: A Festival of Ideas Panel discussion on 'Machines, morality, and the future of healthcare'. (March 23rd, 2017)
The Storey Institute, Lancaster. ‘Philosophy for Everyone’, Philosophy in schools and the community, (February 1st, 2017)
Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin: Reception for Philosophy Ireland with President of Ireland and Mrs Higgins, World Philosophy Day. (November 19th, 2016).
SAPERE keynote speaker and invitation to be Patron, at SAPERE AGM, Royal National Hotel, London, World Philosophy Day (November, 17th, 2016)
Inspirefest 2016. Talk on the future of
Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin.
(July 1st, 2016)
TEDx UCD. University College Dublin.
'Philosophy is a right'. (December 4th, 2015).
TEDx Fulbright, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.
‘Hypocritical Oaths: Medicine’s Dirty Secrets’,
Selected as TEDx Editor’s Picks in August 2014
Medicine Unboxed Cheltenham,UK.
Debate with the philosophers
Dr. Julian Baggini and Professor Deborah Bowman.
(November 17th, 2013)
BBC Free Thinking Festival at the Sage,
Gateshead, UK. Talk entitled 'The Medicine Game'
recorded live and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
This was the fastest-selling event at Free Thinking
Radio & TV
Selected recent radio & television - please see CV for more information.
Newstalk Breakfast with Susan Keogh Newstalk Radio, Dublin. Interview on anxiety and depresson rates among Ireland's youth. (July 6th, 2019)
BBC Radio Four, The Placebo Paradox. (February 18th, 2019).
RTE One: Interview for a documentary entitled Futurevisions: Can philosophy save Ireland? The also included an interview with President Michael D. Higgins. RTE One (September 3rd, 2019).
TG4: Interview for a documentary on Dr John Bodkin Adams. (October 2017).
George Hook Show, Newstalk Radio, Dublin. Interview on Philosophy Ireland launch. (August 30th, 2016).
George Hook Show, Newstalk Radio, Dublin, Interview on my Irish Times Feature on philosophy in schools. (May, 2016).
RTE One's Interviewed by Kathriona Devereux
European award-winning science programme
"10 Thing to Know About...Pain" for research on
placebo effect (December 7th, 2015)
BBC 2 Newsnight Consulted by reporter
Jim Reed for research on a feature on
(July 11th, 2013)
BBC Arts and Culture Short film on the placebo effect.
(April, 10th, 2013)
Newspapers & Blogs
Charlotte's research has been covered by a range of international publications.
The Guardian: No more missing records or letters lost in the post - I will bring in a totally digital NHS
May 23, 2023
Spiked: Gender ideology can harm trans people, too
May 18th, 2023
The Critic: Sex matters in medicine
May 6th, 2023
Spiked: Groupthink is stifling the university
April 26th, 2023
Spiked: No, Michelangelo's David isn't 'inappropriate' for kids
April 7th, 2023
The Guardian: As a journalist, my partner fought for the facts. Yet the the truth of his own medical condition was kept from him
April 3rd, 2023
El País: What if the placebo effect doesn't work? A study questions what is believed about the healing of the body by the mind
February 25th, 2023
Spiked: The snobbish war on the red tops
February 20th, 2023
Spiked: Prince Harry and the trouble with therapy
January 27th, 2023
STAT: Placebo response reveals unconscious bias among white patients toward female, Black physicians
June 28th, 2022
Medscape: Should you tell your doctor you're a doctor?
November 9th, 2021
BMJ Blogs: Patients reading their medical records: The end of deceptive placebos?
November 2nd, 2021
Medscape: Open notes: Big benefits, few harms in psychiatry, experts say
October 29th, 2021
BMJ Blogs: We need to talk about 'closed notes'
October 15th, 2021
Medscape. 'You have cancer': When the computer pre-empts the doctor
August 11th, 2021
HemOnc Today. While empowering patients, oncology open notes may add to physician workload.
May 10, 2021
Cambia Health Foundation: New U.S. federal rule to ensure easy access to patient health information.
April 5th, 2021
Psychology Today. Should you read the notes your doctor writes about you?
April 4th, 2021
Medscape. Starting Monday, patients can read your notes: 5 key things.
April 1st, 2021
Psychology Today. Boosting engagement with care: Emerging, existing, and underutilized technology solutions that you can use today
Medscape Don't fear patients reading their clinical notes: Opinion
The Irish Times. Our patients should be allowed to examine their medical notes
November 2nd, 2020.
Medscape Should mental health patients see their doctors' notes?
Psychology Today. Opening mental health notes: 7 tips to prepare clinicians
Medium. Treating patients like grown-ups: Open notes
Aeon/Psyche. Should mental health patients see their doctors' notes?
Psychology Today. Should psychotherapists open their notes to patients?
The Irish Times. Coronavirus: How can philosophy help us during this time of crisis?
Gizmodo. 'Why do placebo work?'
October 28th, 2019
IEEE Spectrum. 'AI won't replace us, docs say'.
The Times of India: 'UK doctors skeptical that AI could replace them: Study'.
December 19th, 2018.
The Week: 'British doctors skeptical that AI could entirely replace them'.
December 19th, 2018.
The Sydney Morning Herald. Quoted in feature. 'Mind-body' healing: Success of placebo trials challenges medical thinking'
Education Technology Interview on philosophy and technology. 'Philosophy essential for all'.
The Guardian journal edition: Opinion, page 25: ‘How do you save a child from a robot?’
January 9th, 2017.
The Guardian online: ‘Philosophy can teach children what Google can’t’.
January 9th, 2017.
BMJ Blog: ‘Mind the gap: Ethical failures in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome’.
December 6th, 2016.
Irish Daily Mail. Frontpage and pages 2, 12 coverage of Philosophy Ireland launch. page 1: 'Philosophy course for our schools'; page 2: 'Thinking caps are pulled on as philosophy hits schools'; page 12: 'Get priorities right'
August 29th, 2016.
The Irish Times, Feature on Philosophy Ireland: Sabina Higgins backs campaign for teaching philosophy in schools
August 28th, 2016
Silicon Republic. Invited feature: 'The need for cosmopolitan ideals in research'
The Irish Independent: Interview for a feature entitled 'Talking therapy is on the rise...but who are we talking to?'
Silicon Republic: Named as one of '18 researchers guaranteed to broaden your definition of the word’
June 13th, 2016.
Silicon Republic: Interview for a feature entitled ‘Taking a philosophical approach to improve healthcare'
June 3rd, 2016.
The Irish Times. Invited feature entitled ‘Is this on the exam? The pressing need for philosophy in schools?'
May 2nd, 2016
The Washington Post: Interview for feature entitled
‘Why the most hated person on the internet today is someone
The Irish News Review of TEDx UCD talk ‘Philosophy is a Right’ :
‘TEDx – a forum for making our world a better place’
Nautilus Interview in award-winning science magazine for a feature entitled 'Is Facebook Luring You into being Depressed?'
The Irish Times Quoted in Editorial on Philosophy in Irish Schools. Education for what? The case for critical thinking.
The Irish Times Interview on Philosophy for Children ahead of Symposium at University College Dublin. Philosophy: the subject that improves children's literacy, numeracy and conduct
Psychology Today. Exploring Facebook depression
May 25th, 2015.
The Herald. Research on the placebo effect is a bitter pill for pharmaceutical companies to swallow
The Herald. Antidepressants: the real story behind their increase in use and the side-effects
The Kernal. How Facebook is changing the way we think and feel
British Medical Journal Blog. The talking cure taboo
The Irish Times. Is psychotherapy a license to deceive?
The Guardian. Can a shot of the humanities make doctors more humane?
The Irish Times. We think, Therefore We Learn
The Irish News. Empowering Young Minds of the Future.