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Dr Christina Goulter is a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department. Between 1994-1997, she was Associate Professor of Strategy at the US Naval War College, Newport, RI, USA. She is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. She is a prize-winning author, and her next book deals with British intervention in the second round of the Greek Civil War, 1944-45.

Dr Goulter is Co-Director of the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War, Co-lead, with Professor Bill Philpott, Military and Political History Theme and Lead of the Air Power Studies Research Group.


Research Interests

  • Civil Wars (Greece)
  • Counter-insurgency (historical and recent campaigns)
  • Air Power (historical and recent campaigns)
  • Intelligence (Second World War)

Current research deals with British intervention in the second round of the Greek Civil War, 1944-45. Recent research includes the Libyan air campaign, 2011, and intelligence aspects of WWII.



  • A Forgotten Offensive: Royal Air Force Coastal Command's Anti-Shipping Campaign, 1940-1945 (Frank Cass, 1995)
  • 'The Greek Civil War: A National Army's Counter-Insurgency Triumph', Journal of Military History, No. 78, July 2014, 1017-1055. (Moncado Prize Winner)
  • 'The British Experience: Operation Ellamy' in Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Libyan Civil War (RAND, 2015), 153-175.
  • 'The UK Political Rationale for Intervention and Its Consequences' in Dag Henriksen and Ann Karin Larssen, Political Rationale and International Consequences of the War in Libya (Oxford University Press, 2016), 45-66.

Dr Christina Goulter PURE Profile



MA Special Subject: Vietnam, 1965-73.

PhD supervision: Air Power, Intelligence and Counter-Insurgency.