Mel trained at Rose Bruford College, University of Kent and University of Berkeley California.
Work as Director includes Love and Information (Royal Welsh College); Hamlet (The Secret Nuclear Underground Bunker - East 15); One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Young Vic); Two’s Company (Old Vic Tunnels); Little Finds (SoundBites at Richmix); What's Inside My Box (DryWrite at The Bush); Hard Shoulders (Latitude Festival); In an Instant (Theatre503); The Spit Of Me (Nabokov at Southwark Playhouse); His Face Her Face; Three is Company (King's Head); Grey Days and Loose Ends (Edinburgh Festival).
Work as Associate Director/Staff Director includes 3 Winters (National Theatre); Oh What a Lovely War (Stratford East); Old Money (Hampstead Theatre); Is Everyone OK? (Nabokov UK Tour).
Work as Assistant Director includes Titus Andronicus and Candide (RSC); 55 Days (Hampstead) 1936; The Spanish Tragedy (Arcola); Me and My Girl (London Palladium); Cherry Docs; The Shadowmaster (King's Head); The Winter's Tale (Courtyard).
Mel was a finalist for the JMK Directors Award 2013.