Projects & Awards
- (2018-2020) Mel Gibson with Dr Sarah Ralph. Research on ''Boro Girls' Voices' for Plan International UK 2020 report on UK Girls Rights.
- (2018-2020) GirlKind NE project on the voices of young women in the North East of England. (Workshop leader and other events). Project and organisation developed by Dr Sarah Ralph (Northumbria University) and Dr Sarah Winkler-Reid (Newcastle University).
- (2017)Understanding threshold concepts through visual methods. (Dr Ian Robson, Northumbria University as lead).
- (2015) Working with Seven Stories, the Centre for the Children's Book on developing a British Children's Comics exhibition.
- (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