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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law, based at RAF Cranwell, Linconshire, as part of a University of Portsmouth academic team. Since 2006, I have contibuted to the education of RAF cadets and mid-career officers, primarily in the conceptualisation and contextualisation of air power, with a specific focus on the evolution of the Royal Air Force.

In May 2019, I presented a paper on civil-military relations and American support of British air power in the Mediterranean, at the Society for Military History conference, in Columbus, Ohio. In September 2019, I completed a book chapter for an edited volume on Air Power in the Multinational Environment, dealing with the Anglo-American air power in the Western Desert, 1940-42. 


Since mid-2006,I have taught air power and defence studies at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell (a role contracted to the Faculty of Business and Law as of November 2012). During this period, I have contributed to curriculum design and delivery across a number of courses and projects, including the Senior Officer’s Study Programme (SOSP) and between 2009-2012, the KCL War Studies Online Modular Masters. Between 2010 and 2013, I was a member of the RAF Air Power Review editorial board. I am also a Research Associate of the USAF Historical Research Agency.

I have taught previously at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1998-2005) and the University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2005-2006).

Research Interests

My current focus is the foundations and employment of multinational air power, in particular the dynamics and influence of military-civilian partnerships.

  • Anglo-American relations in the Second World War
  • drivers and enablers of air power evolution and employment
  • air power logistics
  • the role of air power in operational theory and practice
  • the psychological impact of air power as an insturment of national power

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently teach on a variety of RAF officer cadet courses (first year undergraduate level) in the area of twentieth-century air power evolution and development, with a specific focus on the period 1900-1945. Previously, I have contributed to Masters (Level 7) teaching programmes, both residential and distance learning.


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