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Dr Ian Gooderson

Dr Ian Gooderson

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Deputy Head Staff Development & Wellbeing

Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department.

Research subject areas

  • Conflict
  • History
  • International relations
  • Politics
  • Security

Contact details


Dr Ian Gooderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department with considerable experience in the Design/Delivery of Air Power Modules. He completed both his MA and PhD degrees with the Department of War Studies at King's College London before joining the teaching staff at RAF Henlow in 1997, where he delivered the air power teaching on JOCC/ICSC from 1997 until 2000. Prior to this, between 1988 and 1996 he was a Research Associate with the Department of War Studies, specialising in Air Power and contracted to work with the Centre for Defence Analysis (MOD/DERA). This involved working on projects analysing the effectiveness of various types of air operations in the Air-to-Ground, Air-to-Air and Air Defence environments. ‘Air Power at the Battlefront’, his book on the subject of close air support in the Second World War, was published by Frank Cass in 1998.



Dr Gooderson teaches on the following courses at the Defence Academy:

  • Advanced Command & Staff Course
  • Advanced Command & Staff Course (Reserves)
  • Royal Air Force Iinternational Officer Development courses
  • Intermediate Command & Staff Course (Land)
  • Intermediate Command & Staff Course(Land Reserves)
  • Intermediate Command & Staff Course (Maritime)

MA special subject

  • Allied Grand Strategy in the Second World War

PhD Supervision

I am currently unable to take on new PhD Students

I supervise PhDs in the following subject areas:

  • Second World War military operations/campaigns
  • Second World War Strategy
  • Air Power 1914-45
  • Air Power
  • Military History: Twentieth Century and particularly Second World War
  • Joint Warfare
  • Influence of the Media



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