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Our staff

War Studies Online programmes are taught by staff from the highly respected Department of War Studies at King’s College London, and by our colleagues from the Defence Studies Department in Shrivenham.

Our staff include:

Dr Ahron Bregman

Dr Ahron Bregman
Ahron Bregman is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He was a captain in the Israeli army during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon and worked as a parliamentary assistant at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament from 1985-1988. Dr Bregman is the author of The Fifty Years War (1998), the companion book to a six-part BBC / PBS television documentary; Elusive Peace (2005), the companion book to a three-part BBC / PBS television documentary; Israel's Wars (2002); A History of Israel (2003); Cursed Victory (2014) and The Spy Who Fell to Earth: My Relationship with the Secret Agent who Rocked the Middle East (2016).  He teaches the Middle Eastern Security module for War Studies Online.

Dr Rudra Chaudhuri
Rudra Chaudhuri is Senior Lecturer at the Department of War Studies and the India Institute at King's College London. His most recent book, Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947 was published in 2014. Rudra joined the faculty at King's College London in 2009 and founded the South Asia and Global Security Programme. He established and has since directed the UK Foreign and Commonwealth’s Diplomatic Academy for South Asia at King’s. Recipient of several research awards, including by the British Academy in 2017, Rudra has served as a Principal Investigator on projects across South Asia and Afghanistan. He is currently writing a Global History of the Indian Emergency, 1975 – 1977 and is a regular commentator in the media in the UK and India. 

Dr David Easter

Dr David Easter 
David Easter is the Academic Director of War Studies Online and a lecturer in the Department of War Studies. He has been a tutorial fellow at the London School of Economics and a fellow at the Cold War Studies Centre. He has written extensively on intelligence topics, particularly signals intelligence and covert action. His other specialities include the Cold War and conflict in South East Asia and the Middle East.  

Marcus Faulkner

Dr Marcus Faulkner
Marcus Faulkner is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department and the Director of Studies for War Studies Online. He is a contemporary historian with interests in twentieth century sea power and naval affairs, intelligence and Great Power conflicts. His areas of expertise are in the evolution of naval power and operations in the Second World War as well as the development of signals intelligence.

Menisha Gor

Mrs Menisha Gor
Menisha Gor is the War Studies Online Programme Co-ordinator for all three of the online MA programmes.  She has a degree in Communications and has been with the online programmes since October 2003. Menisha coordinates the students from application to graduation stage and manages the War Studies Online courses in KEATS as well as the War Studies Online web pages on the King’s website.

Dr Mark Hilborne

Dr Mark Hilborne
Mark Hilborne is lecturer in Security Studies in the Department of Defence Studies at the Joint Staff and Command College, Shrivenham.  His research focus covers arms control, nuclear weapons, space security as well as air and space power. His forthcoming book examines the decision making relating to four cases of nuclear weapons acquisition or elimination in Ukraine, South Africa, India and Pakistan. Mark recently established the Space Security Research Group, and is writing a book on future issues in air and space power. Mark was previously was Deputy Dean or Air Power Studies at RAF Cranwell, and worked at the University of Birmingham and at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

Prof Brian Holden-Reid

Professor Brian Holden Reid
Professor Holden-Reid's is Chair of the War Studies Online Sub-Assessment Board. Formerly Head of the Department of War Studies, his areas of research include British and American military thought in the twentieth century, and the American Civil War.

Dr Rachel Kerr

Dr Rachel Kerr
Rachel Kerr (Progamme Director, International Relations and Contemporary War) is Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War in the Department of War Studies, where she has taught since 2003. She has been involved in War Studies Online since its launch. Her books include: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Law, Diplomacy and Politics (OUP, 2004); Peace and Justice: Seeking Accountability after War (Polity, 2007), with Eirin Mobekk, The Military on Trial: The British Army in Iraq (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2008), and Prosecuting War Crimes: Lessons and Legacies of 20 Years of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Routledge, 2013), co-edited with James Gow and Zoran Pajic. Dr Kerr’s research interests are in the area of law and war, in particular war crimes and transitional/post-conflict justice, and she co-directs the War Crimes Research Group ( at King’s. 

Simon Mahony

Mr Simon Mahony
Simon Mahony has been a member of the WSO core team since 2004. He is a member of the University of London’s Centre for Distance Education with a research interest in the application of new technologies to the study of the ancient world, using web based mechanisms and digital resources. The development of education practice and the use of new tools and technologies to facilitate the delivery of higher education as well as all things open are core concerns. Simon has a BA and MA degree in Classics. He is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London), and one of the founding editors of the Digital Classicist.

Dr Jeni Mitchell

Dr Jeni Mitchell
Jeni Mitchell is a Teaching Fellow and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of War Studies. She has taught and published primarily on non-state armed groups and civilian victimisation, with a focus on conflicts in the post-communist space and the greater Middle East. Her publications include 'Refugees in an Age of Revolutionary Violence' (with Professor Satvinder Juss, 2018), 'Civilian Victimisation in the Tajik Civil War', Central Asian Survey 34:3 (2015) and 'The Contradictory Effects of Ideology on Jihadist War-Fighting', Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31:9 (2008). She is co-director of the King's multidisciplinary research project 'The British Refugee Response: 1880-2015'.

Anne Lucie Norton

Miss Anne-Lucie Norton
As Executive Director of War Studies Online Anne-Lucie is responsible for strategic direction, growth and development of the online MA degrees for the Department of War Studies. With a background in tertiary-level academic publishing in defence and strategic studies, she has published some of the leading thinkers in the field including Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman. Holding a BA in English Language and Literature and MA in the History of Ideas, Anne-Lucie joined King’s in 2002 to start War Studies Online.

Dr Sue Onslow

Dr Sue Onslow
Sue Onslow is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Teaching Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. She is a leading oral history practitioner and in 2008-2010 she was lead interviewer on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, ‘Why Did You Fight? Narratives of the Rhodesian War c.1970-1980’, and the lead interviewer on ‘An Oral History of the Modern Commonwealth 1965-2012’, Publishing extensively on British politics and decolonisation, and Southern Africa in the Cold War era, her books include Conservative Backbench Debate and Its Influence on British Foreign Policy 1948-1957, (1997), Cold War In Southern Africa: White Power, Black Nationalism (Editor and contributor, 2009); Southern Africa in the Cold War post 1974 (Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, 2013), and Robert Mugabe (co-author with Martin Plaut), 2018).

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