Dr Charlie Mansfield
Lecturer in Tourism Management and French
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Retired 11 January 2022.
- PhD (Literary Tourism)
- M.Litt (French Travel Writing)
- B.Ed (Technology)
- BA (English)
- PGCert (French)
Roles on external bodies
- UNWTO World Tourism Organization, Air Travel Panel Specialist
- 2019 External Examiner for Masters, ESIEA Digital Engineering School, Paris (Jury de soutenance)
- 2008 External Examiner for Masters programme, Ecole nationale des chartes, Paris (Jury de soutenance)
- 2006 External Assessor: AHRC Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts Scheme.
TDI & Place Branding, French language and literature, Travel and Tourism Management, Travel Communications for e-Marketing, Travel Writing, IT and Web Technologies (XML, PHP, Web 2.0), Managing people, Leadership.
Staff serving as external examiners
External examiner Masters programme for Paris Archive School (E.N.C.) since Sept 2008.
Director of Studies ResM Mapping Generic Territory: The Pedagogy and Practice of Travel Writing successfully completed Sept 2016. PEARL http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8070
Director of Studies ResM Ethnography, Travel and culture in the graphic novel, completed 2.10.2019. PEARL http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/16494
Second Supervisor Supervisor PhD Management Cultures in Chinese Hotels, successfully completed 21.4.2020. PEARL http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/16466
Director of Studies PhD Tour Guides and Urban Heritage, started October 2018
Director of Studies PhD Literary Tourism, started October 2016 - completed January 2022.
Director of Studies PhD Social Media and Sub-Culture Identities, started April 2020
Director of Studies PhD Travel Writing and Heritage Interpretation, started 1.1.2021.
Director of Studies PhD Topologies of Urban Space, started 1.1.21.
Second Supervisor DBA Project Management, started 1.10.2016.
Areas for Research SupervisionTourism, Hospitality and Heritage Management, Travel writing practices.
About my research
I have been fortunate in securing funding from the British Academy to disseminate my findings and the text analysis software in the UK and France (via the CNRS Research Laboratories in Paris & Nancy).
Completed 2 Large-Scale Research Projects
AHRC £200K Edinburgh University, Digital Heritage, complete Oct 2009
ANR €290K CNRS & University of Paris 1, Digital Heritage, complete Feb 2009
2014-15 Launched new SERC Tourism Knowledge Research Group
Research Lead: Consequences of Tourism in SERC.
French Urban Space and Literature. Economics and social aspects of the Francophone city in Tourism Consumption. European Culture. French language.
Download French conference paper as ePub Book for iPhones and Androids
Mansfield, C. (2012) Tourisme littéraire et l'espace urbain français - Le rapport des écrivains à l'architecture click here
REF Work Cited in Other Publications and Research
Anthony Lodge, 'Variation and change in the Montferrand account-books
(1259-1367)' in Yuji Kawaguchi, Makoto Minegishi, Wolfgang Viereck (eds) (2011) Corpus Analysis
and Diachronic Linguistics, Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins. ISBN 978 90 272 0768 5
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
M2 (Double Masters) External for postgraduate, Lionel BALL, Paris Archive School, Sorbonne (E.N.C.) 2008.
Grants & contracts
£500 May 2014
Rivieras Travel Writing Atelier 1st May 2014 - writing practicum with industry professionals, tourism and language academics, postgraduates and students. Links with travel companies and English Riviera in Torquay.
£2000 Feb 2011
Network event with Rennes Business School, Brittany. Sharing research and teaching methods with tourism and hospitality department, ESC-Rennes.
£900 January 2009
EU Grundtvig Award for Adult Education and CPD project in Travel Writing and New Media.
£2340 September 2007
Roberts Fund Award to establish 'A Laboratory for Digital Philology', to develop shared resources for editing and glossary-making in textual research in Travel Literature. Share skills and train other postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers in emerging technologies and web-skills. Research training resources now online at
£1800 March 2007
To write specially commissioned e-learning resources on French Urban Space: The City in French Literature, for The Materials Bank of The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (a Subject Centre of The Higher Education Academy). Resources now fully online at
£750 per annum for 2 years September 2006
The Canadian High Commission, London: The Foundation for Canadian Studies UK Doctoral Studentships for French Studies doctoral work at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
£200 April 2006
The Book in Middle French, exemplar mobile learning materials for The Materials Bank of The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (a Subject Centre of The Higher Education Academy)
£2000 November 2003
The French Institute of Japan, Travel Bursary for fieldwork in Tokyo and presentation of research findings in French Travel Writing at the Graduate Research School at University of Tokyo.
£6000 11 Oct 2002
Organized conference: The e-Book in Higher Education, hosted by University of Newcastle with funding attracted from: SONY Education Division, McMillan Media, NumiLog of Paris, Routledge Books and Mitsubishi Pencil Corporation.
£4000 Sept 2002
JISC Funding for fieldwork and digital photography on monuments of Paris resulting in FILTER Web-Site resources at University of Bristol.
£900 x 3 Dec 2001, 2002, 2003
European Management School, Paris for presentation of development work on mobile technologies in travel and tourism e-marketing via Christmas Lectures.
£16000 August 2001
UK-based FDTL - the HEFCE Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning to design web-site and write and publish training book for web learners with project team at Liverpool John Moores University.
£2000 Sept 1999
Goethe Institute to attend Advanced German language class in Dresden.
£600 x 6 1996 to 1999
Visiting Lectureships at French and Belgian Universities under SOCRATES scheme.
The French Embassy in London, Essay Prize of full fees and accommodation to attend Advanced Scientific and Technical French course at Compiègne, with introductory course on the heritage of the region.
1.3 million Euro 1995 - 1999
Part of team of 11 European universities winning successful Fifth Framework Telematics bid to EU for development of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for university teaching.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
University of Bournemouth, Stories as a design tool & Travel writing. The travel writer in tourism experience design for destinations. 13.5.2019.
Research Colloquium with proceedings published as book.
Tuesday 22nd March 2011
October 2002 e-french colloquium Charlie Mansfield (organiser) Netskills Suite Newcastle University Old Herschel Building
Other academic activities
Managing teams in travel and tourism. Leadership and DSDM-Atern.
French to English translation (travel industry, legal, business, marketing, IT, literature)
Editorial Panel member since 2011: Journal of Travel and Tourism Research, Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Turizm Isletmeciligi ve Otelcilik Yüksekokulu Candan Tarhan Bulvari No: 6 Kusadasi, AYDIN, TURKEY 09400
Peer Reviewer since March 2011 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM ANTHROPOLOGY (IJTA) ISSN (Online): 1759-0450 ISSN (Print): 1759-0442 Sichuan University, Department of Tourism Culture, 29 Wangjiang Road Chengdu, Sichuan 610064, CHINA
Worked in Travel & Tourism Industry with British Airways plc
From 6/09/1999 to 31/12/2004 managing implementation of e-Marketing across BA's Francophone Regions
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