Between 1999 and 2003, Charmaine attended the University of Hertfordshire where gained a 1st class degree in Economics. During 2004-5, she studied Black History with Mr Walker. Following the birth of her daughter, she founded Black History Studies with her husband Mark Simpson.
Charmaine has 10 years experience working in both the public and voluntary sectors at both local and national levels. An experienced Youth Worker, Charmaine has worked with disaffected young people in a variety of settings for the London Borough of Brent and Crime Concern in Wembley and Harlesden.
Charmaine is a graduate of the Windsor Fellowship Undergraduate Management Development Programme where she attended seminars to develop management skills under the sponsorship of the Department of Health.
In 2008, Charmaine created the Before The Slave Trade Learning Resource to accompany the book by Mr Walker ‘Before The Slave Trade: African World History in Pictures.’
Passionate about Black History, she is currently working on a variety of projects to teach Black History to children. In December 2010, Charmaine created a series of free resources to accompany the new children’s book ‘The Great and Mighty Wall.’
Charmaine Simpson is currently a Researcher for the Institute of Black Culture, Media and Sport working on the project ‘African History of Sport’ documentary project http://www.rootsofsport.org.uk