Dr Utting has been with King’s College London in the Defence Studies Department at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC), the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom since 1997 and has been on secondment as the Director of Academic Studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies since July 2017.
Between 2014 and 2017 she was Deputy Dean of Academic Studies at JSCSC and between 2004 and 2006 she was Assistant Dean of Academic Studies. Between 2003 and 2006 she was Director of Course Design. Between 1992 and 1997 she taught in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. At the JSCSC she has taught military officers (UK and overseas) at the postgraduate level across the three services in Defence Studies and her specialist areas are media-military relations, strategic communications, propaganda and British foreign policy and COIN.
Dr Utting’s first degree is in diplomatic history and she has a PhD in Communications Studies. She advises DCDC on strategic communications and information activities. Her publications include Propaganda and the End of British Rule in Palestine 1945-48 (forthcoming 2019); ‘‘Strategy, Influence, Strategic Communication and British Military Doctrine’, in David Welch (ed.), Power, Propaganda and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks (IB Tauris, 2013). She is a Co-Convener of the International History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research.