Dr Charmaine Brown EdD, QTLS, MSc, CeLTT, Cert.Ed., BA Hons

Senior Lecturer

Dr Charmaine Brown joined the University in 2002 as a lecturer in the School of Education on the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), distance learning, part-time and full-time programmes. She is an ESOL/Literacy subject specialist.  In May 2021,  she obtained her Professional Doctorate in Education. The subject of her Thesis was  ‘An exploration of FE teachers’ attitudes, intentions and behaviours in response to the ‘Professionalisation Agenda’.

In 2007, she became Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and delivers Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes across three academic framework pathways: The Professional Certificate in Education (PCE, Level 5), The Professional Graduate (ProfGCE, Level 6) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE, Level 7). She obtained her Literacy subject specialist teaching qualification in 2007 and the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status conferring Fellowship status of the Institute for Learning (IfL) in 2011, as part of the Professionalisation Agenda policies sweeping  Further Education. Since March 2021, as part of her external role for the Society for Education and Training (SET) she has been appointed QTLS reviewer.

Charmaine’s teaching career started in the 1980s and has developed in a variety of strategic roles including commitment to participate in national educational campaigns for FE. Charmaine has teaching and professional qualifications linked to each of her subject specialisms: French, Spanish, Politics, Economics, English,  digital literacy,  Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and Initial Teacher Education  (ITE). Her teaching career in Further Education spans over 30 years, a substantial part spent  in Adult Community Learning (ACL).

Since 2014, she has facilitated lectures on ‘Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide’,   for Black History Walks, Wellcome Collection,  Peckham Heritage Society and community organisations both in physical spaces and online. Charmaine’s expertise in this area has gained her international recognition leading to  collaborations on this contested topic.  More recently, she has contributed articles for community publication CB-SE15 and Southwark News; participated in BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’  podcast  and contributed to the Peckham Heritage Society publication.

Charmaine’s transferable managerial and pedagogical skills are further applied in the legal field. Since 2002, she has been a member appointed  by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), England and Wales as a Judicial Officer holder (JOH), adjudicating on cases governed by Employment Law and Social Security legislation. Her various roles include panel member- employment law (2002-); race panel member (2004-2006); Equality Assessor - County Courts (2006-) and Disability Qualified panel member (2017-). In 2020, she was further appointed as a Disability Qualified panel member by the  First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.  Annual CPD is mandatory for all legal jurisdictions related to her judicial roles.

Posts held previously

  • 2020: ITE - Senior Lecturer -  PGCE/PCE & FE&SS  and  ESOL/Literacy subject specialist diploma
  • 2019: ITE - Senior Lecturer -  PGCE/PCE & FE&SS
  • 2015 - 2019: Programme Leader BA Mathematics Education/BA Language & Literacy Education 2yr accelerated degrees
    - Programme evaluation and reporting.
    - Creation of teaching & assessment content.
    - Cross-faculty collaboration with Programme Leader in the Maths and Languages departments.
    - Module Leader Professional Development Portfolio 1 &2 and Literacy subject specialism.
    - Personal tutor for teaching cohort including employability guidance.
    - Collaboration with internal and external agencies to support students’ well-being.
    - Marking and feedback for standardisation and moderation procedures in conjunction with team members.
    - Participation in staff meetings.
    - Representation of student results at pre-PAB, PAB, and review of modules at SAP panel meetings.
    - Writing annual course monitoring reports.
    - Liaising with External Examiners and responding to EE written feedback.
    - Assessment and selection of student applications for the course.
  • 2009-2015: Link tutor for network colleges

Responsibilities within the university

2021/2022
Module leader ITE – ESOL/Literacy subject specialist diploma
Senior Lecturer  ITE - PGCE FE&SS full time / distance learning programmes and ESOL/Literacy subject specialist diploma

  • Duties: personal tutor for teaching cohort, teaching practice observation, teaching on PGCE study days, marking assignments, assessment, and evaluation of coursework/ ITT programme as part of QA procedures
  • Creating teaching & assessment content for ESOL/Literacy  module shells
  • Participation in staff meetings
  • Marking and feedback for standardisation and moderation procedures in conjunction with FE&SS team and network colleges
  • Representation of student results at pre-PAB, PAB, and course modules in SAP meetings
  • QTLS reviewer for Society for Education and Training
  • Member EDI steering committee
  • Member Institute for Lifecourse Development - Inequalities

Recognition

  • September 2022 - Early Career Researcher representative
  • July 2021 –Trustee – Copleston Centre Church
  • March 2021 – QTLS reviewer (SET)
  • September 2020 - BME Early Career Researcher Conference participant
  • July 2020 - UCU national campaign #FundtheFuture ‘Empower and Educate’ panellist
  • June 2020 – UCU national campaign #FundTheFuture ‘protect education for all’ interview participant
  • 2017  - Fellow Society for Education & Training (formerly Institute for Learning from 2011)
  • 2009 - Chartered Member Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Research / Scholarly interests

2022 – First Prize – poster competition #BERA conference 2022

2021- Doctoral Thesis:

'An exploration of FE teachers’ attitudes, intentions and behaviours in response to the ‘Professionalisation Agenda’.

EDI research projects (ongoing):

Higher Education and Racism. A study which combines qualitative and quantitative research to examine the lived experiences of higher education employees.

Decolonising School of Education Curricular. Action research study detailing the journey towards decolonising curricula - from Early years to Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education.

‘Getting into HE & ITE’: widening participation initiative to support external professionals - from Early years to Primary, Secondary, Further Education. into their career pathway to teaching in HE.

External research projects:

Grow Your Own Histories oral history project – South London Gallery [in conjunction with London Metropolitan Archives]

The Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban Removal

Jamaican communities and displacement within the African diaspora:  genetic genealogical research

2020 - national FE campaigns

#Funding the Future: Protecting Education for All

#Funding the Future: Empower and Educate

2012 - article

Friend or foe! The professionalisation agenda: Teacher educators in The Lifelong Learning Sector (LLS). Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich, 3 (4). pp. 1-6. ISSN

Recent publications

Article

Brown, Charmaine and , (2019), 'Lloydie's', the real life Desmond's - A tale of urban regeneration, gentrification and displacement in Peckham. Community Bridges Peckham SE15. In: , , , . Community Bridges Peckham SE15, Community Bridges, 5 (doi: https://www.communitybridges.co.uk/post/lloydie-s-the-real-life-desmond-s).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2019), Regeneration v gentrification? Transforming an area and keeping the social capital: gentrification of Peckham and other black areas. Community Bridges Peckham SE15. In: , , , . Community Bridges Peckham SE15, Community Bridges, 2 . pp. 13-14 (doi: https://www.communitybridges.co.uk/post/regeneration-gentrification).

Audio

Brown, Charmaine and , (2021), Grow Our Histories - SLG Oral history project. South London Gallery. In: , , , . South London Gallery, (1st) (doi: https://www.southlondongallery.org/projects/grow-our-histories/) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Miller, Denise A and , Brown, Charmaine (2022), Prejudice, discrimination and racism in HE. In: Prejudice, Discrimination and Racism in HE, 16th December 2022, Cardiff Metropolitan University , . , (doi: ).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2022), Place / Changemaking. In: Place/Change making, 28th October 2022, Mountview Peckham , . , (doi: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/events-culture-and-heritage/49396/56794/49396?c=5).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2022), Peckham Heritage Society: Black people's empowerment through wealth creation, and the experiences of the Windrush generation and their families in Peckham and London. Peckham Heritage Society. In: Regeneration, Gentrification & urban removal: impact on the Caribbean community in Peckham., 23rd September 2022, Peckham Heritage Society , Black people's empowerment through wealth creation, and the experiences of the Windrush generation and their families in Peckham and London. Peckham Heritage Society, (1st) (doi: ).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2022), Keeping the ‘old’ Peckham alive! Regeneration, gentrification and the impact on the Caribbean community in Peckham. In: Copleston Remix: Love & Respect, 16th -18th September 2022, Copleston Centre , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2022), "I’m managed by a white man who's managed by a white man who's managed by a white woman who's managed by a white man”: a mixed-methods study examining the problem of institutional racism in a UK-based University. In: BERA Conference 2022, 6th - 8th September 2022, University of Liverpool University of Liverpool Guild Of Students 160 Mount Pleasant Liverpool, L3 5TR , . , (doi: ).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2022), Levelling up! ‘The Gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide’. In: Black History Walks, 20 February 2022, Online , . , . pp. 1-16 (doi: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gentrification-of-peckham-and-black-urban-removal-worldwide-tickets-145762362149).

Miller, Denise A. , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2021), Dissemination of findings on prejudice, discrimination and racism in HE to the School of Education. In: Diversity Interest Group (DIG) Autumn Conference, Wed, 22 September 2021; 10:00 – 16:30 BST, University of Greenwich , . , (doi: https://www.gre.ac.uk/research/groups/crew/diversity-interest-group).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2021), 'Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide', the impact on the Black community and the ways in which a complex set of public policy interactions have played out in practice. In: 'Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide', the impact on the Black community and the ways in which a complex set of public policy interactions have played out in practice., 28 October 2021, Cabinet office online , . , (doi: https://blackhistorywalks.co.uk/talks/the-gentrification-of-peckham-and-black-urban-removal-worldwide/).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2021), The gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide (2021). In: Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide, 5 May 2021, online , . , (doi: https://blackhistorywalks.co.uk/talks/the-gentrification-of-peckham-and-black-urban-removal-worldwide/).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2020), The gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide (2020) - Black History Walks. In: The Gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide, 19 November 2020, Black History Walks - Zoom online , . , (doi: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gentrification-of-peckham-and-black-urban-removal-worldwide-tickets-122867703609#).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2019), Gentrification & effects on local communities. In: Gentrification & effects on local communities, 16 April 2019, Drapers Tenants Hall, Elephant & Castle , . , (doi: https://www.drapertogether.org/events-list/2019/1/18/the-gentrification-of-peckham).

Conference proceedings

Miller, Denise A , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2021), Institute for Lifecourse Development Centre for Inequalities. Equality diversity and inclusion research conference. Institute for Lifecourse Development. In: , , In: Denise A Miller, Charmaine Brown, Ryan Essex (eds.), Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism: Experiences of Higher Education Staff. Institute for Lifecourse Development, University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK (1st) . pp. 1-8 (doi: https://www.gre.ac.uk/events/current-events/faculty-of-education-and-health/institute-for-lifecourse-development-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-research-conference).

Installation

Brown, Charmaine and , (2019), The Build Up: Gentrification performance in two parts. Wellcome Collection. In: Wellcome Collection - The Build Up conference: Gentriification performance in two parts, 19 February 2019, Wellcome Collection , . Wellcome Collection, (doi: https://wellcomecollection.org/events/XDyjwBAAAJITMOaQ).

Other

Brown, Charmaine and , (2022), BBC radio 4 'Thinking Allowed' - Regeneration, gentrification and urban removal of Caribbean communities in Peckham. BBC Radio 4. In: , , , . BBC Radio 4, Broadcasting House, London (Regeneration revisited) (doi: https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/AtaIC715EFyx6MZs8G-IX?domain=bbc.co.uk).

Thesis

Video

Brown, Charmaine and , (2020), Fund the future: empower and educate1st. Union Colleges Universities (UCU). In: , , , . Union Colleges Universities (UCU), (1st) (doi: https://fundthefuture.org.uk/event/empower-and-educate/).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2020), Fund the future: protect education for all. Universities and Colleges Union (UCU). In: , , , . Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), (1st) (doi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f95syL1VdwM).