I hold a BA in War Studies (2000) from King’s College London and a MA in Politics, Security and Integration from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL (2003). I completed a PhD entitled ‘Intelligence, Policy and the Kriegsmarine in the Interwar Period’ with the Department of War Studies in 2008. I began teaching in the department in 2005 and have contributed across the spectrum on undergraduate core course. More recently I have been teaching on the War Studies Online programme and developing new modules in the field of military and strategic studies.
My areas of interests include:
- Sea power and Naval history
- Intelligence history and signals intelligence
- The Second World War
- The National Security State
Please refer to the Research Portal.
I currently teach the following modules:
- (BA) Intelligence in War Studies
- (MA – War Studies Online) History of Contemporary Warfare 1 & 2
- Strategic Dimensions of Contemporary Warfare
Expertise and Public Engagement
My research in currently divided between the interaction of sea power and national strategy in the Twentieth century and the history of intelligence organisations and government in the era of the World Wars. Currently I am working on a monograph dealing with German naval intelligence between 1919 and 1945. This will serve as the basis for further projects on the use of information in policy and decision-making in and by the Third Reich. Other areas I am currently working on include naval signals intelligence, power projection and fleet operations.