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Michael is a PhD research student at the Department of War Studies where he has recently completed his MA. Michael’s research interest centres around the Naval and Political career of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes and his relationship with Winston Churchill.

Prior to his PhD studies Michael had a 35-year career in business and held executive management positions with Fujitsu, MasterCard and NatWest Bank. He is currently Vice Chair of TechUK, a member of Corporate Advisory Board of the Princes Trust and a Crown Representative for the Cabinet Office seconded to the MOD.


Research interests:

  • British Naval and Defence policy in the first half of the 20th Century
  • The Dardanelles campaign and the Zeebrugge raid. Combined Operations Directorate
  • The overthrow of the Appeasement policy in the 1930’s and 1940


Thesis title: A critical re-assessment of the career and contribution of Admiral Sir Roger Keyes

Thesis supervisor: Professor Andrew Lambert