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Stewart, Dr Andrew

Dr Andrew Stewart

Contact Details


Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7915 4995

Research Interests

  • The Second World War
  • British History during the Twentieth Century (Imperial, Military and Diplomatic)
  • Professional Military Education
  • Contemporary Security Issues in the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa

MA Special Subject

The Empire's War: The British Commonwealth and the War in Africa (1940-43) [currently not available]

Doctoral Supervision

Dr Stewart is is currently unable to take on new PhD students.


Dr Andrew Stewart is a Reader in Conflict and Diplomacy. He completed his undergraduate degree in the Department of War Studies, King's College London and then remained in the same department to study part-time for his doctorate.  In December 2001 he was awarded his PhD for an analysis of the workings of the Dominions Office during the Second World War.  During this period Dr Stewart also worked as a geopolitical analyst for a small UK consultancy where he studied terrorism and African security issues.  Leaving the consultancy as Managing Director in 2002, Dr Stewart joined the Defence Studies Department, initially as a Teaching Fellow, before securing a permanent position four years later and a Senior Lectureship in September 2010.  In 2012 he was awarded a King’s Teaching Excellence Award. Having spent the previous three years as the Land Historian supporting the Higher Command and Staff Course, in 2014 he was seconded to the Royal College of Defence Studies and appointed to the new role of Director of Academic Studies (KCL) and is based in central London. In addition to this role he remains Co-Director of the King’s Centre for Military Education Outreach and the Second World War Research Group. 

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