Charles Read lectures, examines and supervises at the University of Cambridge for the Faculty of History, where he is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and for the Faculty of Economics, where he is an Affiliated Lecturer. He also serves as the Junior Pro-Proctor of the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2022/23. At Corpus, he is a Fellow, Tutor, Director of Studies and College Lecturer teaching both history and economics. He is also the Director of the Bridging Course at Corpus, an innovative new scheme designed to significantly increase the share of student body from under-represented backgrounds, which includes a residential summer school at the College each summer. His research examines the political economy of financial crises and famines in Great Britain, Ireland and the British Empire in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. He is an expert on the relationship between economic policy and financial stability in Britain and Ireland over the past two centuries.