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Dr Andrew Duncan

Teaching Fellow



I am a Teaching Fellow in Strategic Studies.

Before my current job, I was a Teaching Fellow in Military History at the University of Birmingham for two years.

My research is focused on professionalism and officer education in the British armed forces, which was the subject of my PhD thesis. I have also done research on military medicine which was published in an edited collection.


I read modern history at St Andrews, graduating from there with an MA (Hons) and an M.Litt, then undertook a PhD at the University of Birmingham, on the military education of junior officers in the Edwardian Army.

I worked at the University of Birmingham as a Teaching Fellow for two years after completing my PhD, and then began work at the University of Portsmouth as a Teaching Fellow in Strategic Studies.

Research Interests

My research is focused on military education and issues of professionalism, primarily in Britain and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I am pursuing some of the themes which arose in my PhD, and seeking to trace these across a wider context, including the links in professional thinking and awareness between the Army and wider Edwardian society, in the Royal Navy at that time, and also in the auxiliary forces.

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