Charles is the UCO’s Vice-Chancellor.

He began his career with the UCO in 1990 as a clinical tutor. Prior to becoming Principal (now Vice-Chancellor) in May 2006, Charles held the post of Vice-Principal (Professional) and was previously Head of Clinical Practice. He has edited and advised on a number of osteopathy-related publications and is a regular contact for the promotion of osteopathy in the media. Charles also worked in private practice as an osteopath from 1989-2011. He is currently chair of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA) Board and has been previous chair of the Council for Osteopathic Educational Institutions (COEI) and sits on QAA’s Advisory Committee for Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP).