Frank MansfieldFrank Mansfield

Voice training coach

Email: f.mansfield@sheffield.ac.uk


Frank Mansfield teaches radio and television journalism in the department and continues to work at both production and management levels in television. He was a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years, firstly in commercial radio then mainly at the BBC. He read economics at the London School of Economics.

He has also run an international broadcaster course and an investigative journalism course for the BBC. He started off while still a student by interviewing Bertrand Russell ("so it was pretty much all downhill since then"). He has met several prime ministers, interviewed one of them (Edward Heath), had a row with David Blunkett, produced Tony Blackburn for 18 months, been a duty editor for Radio 5's Olympics output, taught ethics to BBC journalists ("I'd never heard of phone hacking 'til that court case in 2006") and generally had a hugely enjoyable time.

Frank's main role at Journalism Studies is voice training for postgraduate broadcast journalists and undergraduates who have chosen broadcast modules in their final year.