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Air Power Studies Research Group

The Air Power Studies Research Group brings together scholars from within King's and other institutions whose work is concerned with current and historical aspects of air power.

Members of the group, either individually or collaboratively, are responsible for award-winning research.

The Group's objectives are to:

  • Encourage and support high quality research with academic and policy impact
  • Support collaborative research into current and historical air power research projects, both within the higher education sector and across government
  • Facilitate the organisation of conferences, workshops, seminars and lectures
  • Support postgraduate students with their own research and provide networking opportunities


Research Projects

Members of the Group, either individually or in collaboration with partners, are working on a wide variety of research projects. Current topics include Space, Asian air power, Air power in Irregular Warfare, Air power in recent campaigns (including Libya), Air power in the First World War, Strategic bombing in the Second World War, air power and ethics.

The Defence Studies Department encourages postgraduate research on air power-related topics. Recent PhD research has included unmanned combat aerial vehicles, air-sea battle concept in current US doctrine and in World War II, air power and irregular warfare, the Falklands air war and British and German naval aviation.

Group leads

Christina Goulter

Christina Goulter

Senior Lecturer