Charles is a Doctor of Architecture with academic relations with Universities in Australia, America and the UK.

His previous work includes a research-post where he investigated the public perception and architectural integration of technologies with potential capacity to reduce energy consumption.

Alongside his work at Gaunt Francis Architects, Charles also convenes a module, and lectures history and the theory of architecture at a Masters level at the Kent School of Architecture (Kent University) under Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti. He is also engaged with teaching and research at the Welsh School of Architecture as well as publishes books and papers concerning the link between post-structuralism and architecture.