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Dr Mel Gibson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Mel specialises in teaching and research relating to children and young people, literature and media and has a huge interest in visual literacies.  She is also a National Teaching Fellow.

Mel is also a comics, graphic novels and Manga scholar and consultant. In addition to her research in this area she has run training and promotional events about comics and graphic novels for libraries, schools and other organizations since 1993.

0191 215 6378

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Comics, graphic novels, manga, children’s literature, picturebooks and media.


Ph.D. (2002), M.A. (1996), BA (Hons)(1993), BLib (Hons) (1984)

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