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Morgan-Owen, Dr David

 Dr David Morgan-Owen

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1793 788063

Research Interests

  • The First World War
  • The Royal Navy
  • Strategy making in 19th/20th century Britain

MA Special Subject

Defending the Realm: Safeguarding Britain from Napoleon to the First World War

Doctoral Supervision

Dr Morgan-Owen is happy to offer PhD supervision on projects relating to:

  • Britain and the First World War
  • The British armed forces 1850-1918


Dr David Morgan-Owen is a Lecturer in Defence Studies. He conducted his undergraduate study at the University of Exeter between 2005 and 2008, where he went on to receive an MA in History in 2009. Thereafter, he earned his PhD in Maritime History from the same institution in 2013.

Before joining the Defence Studies Department, Dr Morgan-Owen held the post of Visiting Research Fellow at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

His area of research is the history of British defence administration between 1880 and 1918. He has published widely on British defence policy and strategy in this period, and is currently completing a monograph dealing with the manner in which the threat of the foreign invasion was perceived and resonded to in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

Dr Morgan-Owen is also currently co-editor of the Department blog, Defence-in-Depth.

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