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Biography

Dr Tim Benbow studied at Oxford as an undergraduate (at Brasenose College) and as a graduate (at St Antony's College). He also spent a year at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar and a year at King's College London.

After being awarded his doctorate he remained at Oxford, conducting a post-doctoral research project and teaching International Relations and Strategic Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including one year as a Tutor in Politics at University College.

Dr Benbow spent two years teaching at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, before joining the Defence Studies Department in 2004. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008, and to Reader in Strategic Studies in 2016.

Dr Benbow is Deputy Director of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. He created the DSD PhD programme in 2011. In 2015 the Institute of Historical Research awarded him the Sir Julian S. Corbett Prize in Modern History.

Research Interests:

  • Naval Strategy and History (especially naval aviation and amphibious warfare) - Second World War and after
  • UK strategy and defence policy
  • Warfare since 1945
  • Changing character of war and future warfare

MA Special Subject:

  • Making Strategy: From Policy to the Use of Military Power

PhD Supervision:

Dr Tim Benbow is happy to offer PhD supervision in the following subject areas:

  • Naval history and strategy; Second World War and post-1945
  • UK Strategy and defence policy; Second World War, post,-1945 and contemporary

 

Dr Tim Benbow PURE Profile