Charlie is Associate Lecturer at MMU, working on the . He is also Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London. He has three degrees as an agricultural scientist and a long interest in food matters, having written ‘More than we can Chew’ over 30 years ago. He develops learning materials for all sorts of related matters, like , , and for .
He is NW representative on National Rural & Agricultural Workers Union of Unite. He runs a web site (www.sustainablefood.com) providing a resource with links to for educators, students, managers and workers to promote food that is healthier for people & planet. In this the International Year of the Soils he has contributed a web site to increase awareness of soil mesofauna in the .