- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 20 85194
I am a Research Assistant on the ROMtels Erasmus+ project (PI: Heather Smith). http://research.ncl.ac.uk/romtels/
- I began my part-time PhD in Education in January 2015 (with ESRC/North East Doctoral Training Centre funding awarded from 2015/16). My research is about British comics (newspaper strips, political cartoons, children’s comics, graphic novels…) 2005-2015 and readers’ constructions of Britishness.
- I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and as a Professional Standards Advisor at NU I mentor staff applying for their own UKPSF accreditation
- I have a Master's in Education (MEd, Newcastle University 2010). My dissertation was about 'classroom talk' in Higher Education.
- I have a postgraduate Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA, 2007)
- I have a BA in History (University of York, 2003), which included an exchange year at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Other information about me:
- Before studying for my MEd as a mature student, I worked as an English language teacher in Nanjing, PR China for 2 years. I taught undergraduate English major students at Southeast University and also taught both children and adults at language schools in Nanjing and Shanghai. I speak basic conversational Mandarin Chinese - apparently with a Nanjing accent - and I passed the HSK Level 2 language exam in 2014
- I have worked at Newcastle University since 2010, first in the Learning and Teaching Development Service and now in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
- I am Editor in Chief of Newcastle Science Comic: two anthologies of collaborations between comics creators and STEM researchers and other professionals. Read Asteroid Belter (created as part of the British Science Festival 2013) and Spineless (created in partnership with the Great North Museum: Hancock) free online on the Newcastle Science Comic blog newcastlesciencecomic.blogspot.com
- I am a co-organiser of the Applied Comics Network, a network for anyone working with comics/graphic narrative and information.
- Other recent collaborative comics projects include Gertrude Bell: Archaeologist, Writer, Explorer (with the Gertrude Bell Archive and cartoonist John Miers) and True War Stories No.1: Thomas Baker Brown (with the Thomas Baker Brown World War I archive, artist-writer Terry Wiley, and local high school students).
- Wysocki L, Thompson M. EPIC THEMES IN AWESOME WAYS: How we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic, and why it matters. In: Comics Forum. 2014, Leeds, UK.
- Wysocki L. Sociometric mapping of who talks to whom in class. In: BERA Special Interest Group: Innovative research methods in the study of HE. 2012, Institute of Education, London.