Projects & Awards
- (2008-10) CETL Initiative Project. Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Assessment for Learning. Northumbria University. For the project Student Voices: Developing AfL Resources via Student/Staff Partnerships.
- (2004-2009) MEDAL. Making a Difference: Educational Development to enhance Academic Literacy, FDTL. Project director Professor Kay Sambell.
- (2006) National Teaching Fellow.
- (2006) Associate of the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Assessment for Learning. Northumbria University. For the project Texts in Cultural Context: Looking at Children's Books in Relation to Professional and Personal Spaces and Ideologies.
- (2005) Joint Applauding & Promoting Teaching award, Northumbria University, with Dr. Rosie White, for the project Posters as a Pedagogic Tool
- (2003) Joint Applauding & Promoting Teaching award, Northumbria University, with Professor Kay Sambell, for Speaking up and speaking out: exploring the value of Enquiry Based Learning approaches in non-vocational subjects.
- (2002) Joint Applauding & Promoting Teaching award, Northumbria University, with Professor Kay Sambell, for The Virtual Visiting project: developing students' analytical skills in fieldwork.
- (2000) The Inge Award for Comics Scholarship, from the Popular Culture Association of America for the paper 'Invisible Girls' given in April 2000 at the Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans.
- Mel Gibson Ph.D. (2002) University of Sunderland, Remembered Reading: Memory, Comics and Post-war Constructions of British Girlhood.
- Mel Gibson M.A. (1996) University of Sunderland, Cultural and Textual Theory. Thesis: Wonder Women and Invisible Girls. Female lead characters and feminism in American mainstream superhero comics of the 1970s and 1980s.
- Mel Gibson BA (Hons), (1993) University of Northumbria at Newcastle, History of Modern Art, Design and Film, First class
- Mel Gibson BLib (Hons), (1984) University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Librarianship and Classical Studies, II:ii