Charmaine Brown

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

Senior Lecturer in LLTE

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 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 and the context for her Professional Doctorate in 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 is committed to widening participation initiatives in Further and Higher Education. Her teaching career started in the 1980s and has developed in a variety of strategic roles in Initial Teacher Education, Education Management and Consultancy and participation in national UCU 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) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).  Her teaching career in Further Education spans over 30 years, a substantial part spent in Adult Community Learning (ACL).

Gentrification and Heritage is the topic of her keynote speech for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) in Autumn 2023. Since 2014, she has facilitated lectures on ‘Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal’, for Black History Walks, Wellcome Collection, Peckham Heritage Society, University Arts London, and community organisations. Charmaine’s expertise in this area has gained her local, national, and international recognition on this contested topic.  She has contributed articles for community publication CB-SE15 (2019) and Southwark News (2022); participated in BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ podcast (2022) and contributed to the Peckham Heritage Society publication (2023). Her external research showcases her commitment to community activism and empowerment of marginalised communities, providing frameworks for them to challenge themselves and develop their own innovative practices to enhance their communities.

Her transferable managerial and pedagogical skills are further applied in the legal field. Since 2002, she has been a Judicial Office Holder (JOH) appointed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), England and Wales as a panellist to Employment Tribunal (TUC) and from 2017 to the First Tier Social Security Tribunal (DQPM).  In 2020, she was further appointed to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (DQPM).  She also serves as an Equality Assessor to the County Courts and engages in mandatory CPD annually for all legal jurisdictions related to her JOH roles.

Posts held previously

  • 2020 ITE, Senior Lecturer in PGCE/PCE & FE&SS  and  ESOL/Literacy subject specialist diploma
  • 2019 ITE, Senior Lecturer in PGCE/PCE & FE&SS
  • 2015 - 2019 Programme Leader BA Mathematics Education/BA Language & Literacy Education 2yr accelerated degrees
  • 2009 - 2015 Link tutor for network colleges

Responsibilities within the university

2023
-School of Education Research Ethics Panel (SREP) panellist
2022
- Vice Chancellor Scholarship panellist
- Behaviour Management Lead – PGCE FETs
2021
- 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 the 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 & Centre for Workforce Development

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, and 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

Media activity

Southwark News interview 
The fate of the ‘real’ Desmond’s of Peckham is a classic example of what gentrification means for the community, says Senior Lecturer

BBC Radio 4 podcast ‘Thinking Allowed’
Regeneration, gentrification, and urban removal of Caribbean communities in Peckham

Recent publications

Article

Miller, Denise A , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2023), The psychosocial costs of racism to White staff members of an ethnically diverse, post-92 university. UCL Press. In: , , , . UCL Press, London Review of Education, 21: 39 (1) . pp. 1-14 ISSN: 1474-8479 (Print), 1474-8460 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.14324/LRE.21.1.39).

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 , Bacon, Paul (2023), There goes the neighbourhood. The Media School, Bournemouth University. In: , , , . The Media School, Bournemouth University, (1st) (doi: ).

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.

Book section

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), Marcus Mosiah Garvey. KOPA. In: , , In: Phil Wrigglesworth, Colum Leith (eds.), Left Cultures: A Lexicon of stories past and present. KOPA, Lithuania , 2 (2nd) . pp. 60-61 . ISBN: 9781739628512 (doi: https://leftcultures.com/products/issue-02).

Conference item

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), The gentrification of Peckham and Black urban renewal worldwide revisited. In: Local Cultures: Global Spaces, Communities, People and Place, 5th - 7th December 2023, Virtual International Conference: Rochester Institute of Technology, New York | Chinese University of Hong Kong | University of Melbourne , . , (doi: https://amps-research.com/conference/local-global/).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), Keynote Address. Heritage and gentrification: who wins, who loses?. In: Heritage and Gentrification: Who wins, Who loses? Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) Day Conference, 3rd October 2023, Royal College of Physicians, London , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A and , Brown, Charmaine (2023), "I'm managed by a white man who's managed by a white man who's managed by a white woman who's managed man". Eurpean Congress of Psychology 2023. In: European Congress of Psychology 2023, 3rd - 6th July 2023, Brighton , Psychology: Uniting communities for a sustainable world. Eurpean Congress of Psychology 2023, (doi: ).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), An exploration of FE teachers’ attitudes, intentions, and behaviours in response to the ‘Professionalisation Agenda’: a review of CPD requirements in further education ITE in UK. In: 2023 Bi-Annual International Conference on Educational Leadership & Management, 18th - 20th October 2023, Holiday Inn, Montego Bay, Jamaica , . , (doi: https://www.iealj.org/?page_id=1528).

Miller, Denise A and , Charmaine, Brown (2023), The problem of prejudice, discrimination, and institutional racism in a post-92 Higher Education Institution. In: BERA Conference 2023, 12-14th September 2023, Aston University, Birmingham , . , (doi: ).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), 'Gone too far': gentrification and the intersection of race and identity politics in Peckham. In: Talk to NYT cast of Bola Agbaje's play 'Gone Too Far', 6th March 2023, Peckham, London , . , (doi: ).

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), Rights in Focus - Gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide. In: Rights in Focus - 'Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide' lecture and a walking tour of Peckham focusing on this work., 21st - 22nd April 2023, UAL Camberwell College of Art and South London Gallery, London , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A and , Brown, Charmaine (2023), “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: Examining the problem of institutional racism in a UK-based university, 13th February 2023, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), King's College London , Examining the problem of institutional racism in a UK-based university. , Kings College London (doi: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/examining-the-problem-of-institutional-racism-in-a-uk-based-university).

Miller, Denise A , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2023), The psychosocial costs of racism to White staff members of an ethnically diverse, post-92 university: SHIFT Conference. University of Greenwich. In: SHIFT 2024: 'Inclusive Higher Education: Myths and Realities', 10th - 11th Jan 2024, University of Greenwich and online , SHIFT 2024: University of Greenwich Annual Teaching & Learning Conference 10th - 11th January 2024. University of Greenwich, London (1st) . pp. 67-67 (doi: https://www.gre.ac.uk/learning-teaching/shift).

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).

Exhibition

Bertram, Sharon and , Brown, Charmaine (2023), Portraits of Peckham: what does a sense of belonging mean to you?. In: Portraits of Peckham: What does a sense of belonging mean to you?, 27th October 2023, Peckham Levels , . , (doi: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/portraits-of-peckham-what-does-a-sense-of-belonging-mean-to-you-tickets-742076720447?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl)

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), Peckham gentrification walk and portraits of Peckham workshop. In: Peckham Gentrification Walk & Portraits of Peckham Workshop, 11th October 2023, Camberwell College of Arts - Wilson Road - Foundation Centre , . , (doi: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/portraits-of-peckham-a-black-history-month-exhibition-tickets-711370768117)

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).

Performance

Brown, Charmaine and , (2023), Prompts & Logistics: Black Love and/In the City. In: Prompts and Logistics: Black Love And/In the City, 1st November 2023, Syracuse University, London , . , (doi: ).

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).