Frank Shennan has won one Scottish and three UK Press awards for financial journalism, being short-listed again in 2015 for his writing on pensions.
A former Scottish Business Editor at the Sunday Times and sub-editor at the Daily Record and Mirror, his work has appeared in The Times, Guardian, Herald, Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Scotsman, Independent on Sunday, and UK and international magazines.
His subjects have included football finance, fraud, organised crime and terrorist racketeering, and involved accompanying official missions to Europe and the United States, making a midnight amphibious landing with the Royal Marines Reserve and spending a week aboard a Royal Navy nuclear submarine.
A graduate in law, he was appointed Visiting Lecturer in journalism and media law at the universities of Westminster, Strathclyde and Stirling, before becoming lecturer and programme leader in Football Business and Media at UCFB, based at Wembley and Burnley Stadiums.
He is the author of two books: Flesh and Bones, a life of John Napier, and The McCann Takeover, The Inside Account (first published as Rebels In Paradise).
Learning & Teaching Interests
Frank Shennan is the Programme Leader on the BA (Hons) Journalism and BA (Hons) Journalism and Media degrees.
He is also Module Leader on Journalism Foundations, Journalism Fieldwork and Contemporary Journalism.
His work includes supervising creative projects and dissertations for third-year students.
Research Outputs & Interests
2011 - One of only seven out of 42 papers selected for publication from European Communication Research & Education Association (ECREA) PhD summer school at the University of Ljubljana.
2010 - A Pain in the Back Issues, notes on Grisbrook v Mirror Group Newspapers  EWHC 2520, Communications Law.
2009 - The McCann Takeover, The Inside Account (first published as Rebels In Paradise).
2006 - The Dark Side of the Knowledge Economy, STURN proceedings.
2004 - Multiplying Roles, Employment Environments and Membership, STURN proceedings.
1990 - Flesh and Bones - The Life, Passions and Legacies of John Napier, commissioned by Napier University, Edinburgh.
1982 - The Compleat Reporter sections on Scots law, commissioned by the Printing and Publishing Industry Training Board
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Frank Shennan was commissioned to deliver five half-day courses for RCNi, the publishing arm of the Royal College of Nursing on Social Media and on Project Management.
Engagement & Impact
Frank Shennan's short law courses have been used by Johnston Press in Scotland and England, Associated Newspapers, Shetland Times Group and National Union of Journalists (NUJ). A former chair of the Scottish Journalism Training Forum and NUJ's Scottish Executive Council, he has given evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Justice 1 Committee on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill, addressed the Cross-Party Group on Culture and Media, and the Scottish Government summit on the future of the newspaper industry.
His media and reputation management courses have been used by blue-chip companies including Bank of Scotland, Scottish Widows, KPMG and a number of law firms.
He has been involved as chair, facilitator or speaker in national bodies and events, including the National Employment Conference at Gleneagles, National Investment Forum in Edinburgh, the first Festival of Politics at Holyrood, and the Law Society of Scotland conference on fraud.