Stansfield has a degree in aeronautics from Bristol University and before his television career worked: in a Czech school, as a shepherd in the Australian outback, and briefly in stand-up comedy. Stansfield was an on-screen ballistics expert for the television show Scrapheap Challenge and went on to become a permanent part of the engineering team for subsequent series.
In 2010 Stansfield used vacuum cleaners to create "Spider-Man style" climbing gloves, climbing 30 feet up a brick wall. He also drove a modified 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 210 miles from London to Manchester using coffee granules for fuel.
|2006||Scrapheap Challenge||Staff Engineer||Briefly credit as "Ballistics Expert"|
|2002-2003||Home On Their Own||Inventor / Engineer|
|2004||Zero to Hero||Engineer|
|2006||Men in White|
|2006||Wild Thing: I Love You||Presenter / Aeronautical Engineer|
|2008||Planet Mechanics||Presenter||8 episodes|
|2009 - 2014||Bang Goes the Theory,||Presenter / Head of Engineering||49 episodes|
|2010||Explosions: How We Shook the World||Presenter||Documentary|
|2010||Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention||Science correspondent|
|2011||Big, Bigger, Biggest||Presenter / Engineer||4 episodes|
|2012||Horizon||Presenter||April 2012 episode entitled "Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials"|
|2013||Newsround||Judge||for "You Too Could be an Absolute Genius" segment|
|1998||Lost in Space||Special effects technician||For Magic Camera Company|
|1998||The Avengers||Special effects|
|2004||Van Helsing||Special effects|
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- Gould, Julie (November 2013). "Speaking to... Jem Stansfield". Speaking of Science. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Hough, Andrew (2010-02-16). "Jem Stansfield: 'human spiderman' scales 30 ft wall using only vacuum cleaner suctions". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Kelly, Tom (2010-02-16). "So long suckers! Human fly scales wall using two vacuum cleaners he bought at Tesco". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Nosowitz, Dan (2009-07-25). "British Man Climbs Up Side of Building Using DIY Vacuum Gloves". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- "Coffee-powered car breaks down after running out of caffeine". The Daily Mail. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- "Bang goes the coffee in drive for science in Manchester". BBC News. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- "TV host's coffee car nears finish". Metro. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
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