Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico


Tim is a PhD candidate at the Department of War Studies. His research examines how the Royal Navy maintained access to overseas bases during the interwar period, in light of naval arms treaties, constitutional developments across the British Empire, and emerging threats from new naval powers. Tim completed his MA at the department graduating with distinction, his thesis explored the evolution of USN capabilities following the 1979 Iranian Revolution and Soviet-Afghan War. He was awarded the British Commission for Maritime History Award for his undergraduate thesis "Economic decline during the Hundred Years' War."

Doctoral Research

Securing the Empire: overseas bases and the Royal Navy between the wars

Research Interests

Naval History, Imperialism, British Defence Policy, Anglo-American Relations, Arms Control


Professor Andrew Lambert (Primary) Professor Greg Kennedy (Secondary)