I am interested in all aspects of the conduct of war, with a particular focus on British military history, military thought and strategy.
- PhD (King's College, London)
- MA History of Warfare (King's College, London)
- BA History (Trinity College, Oxford)
I joined the University of Birmingham in September 2013. Previously, I completed my PhD at King’s College London.
- Second year autumn option: ‘the British Army, 1660-1950’
- Second year spring option: ‘Command in War’
- Special subject: ‘The British Army on the Western Front’
- Group research: ‘The British Infantry Officer on the Western Front’
- WS core module: ‘The Rise of Modern War’
I am currently preparing my PhD thesis for publication. This study examines the life and work of the British military thinker Charles E. Callwell (1859 – 1928), including his most well-known book, Small Wars (1896).
I am a member of the British Commission for Military History (BCMH), the Society for Military History (SMH) and the Institute of Historical Research (IHR).
- ‘Warrior Scholarship in the Age of Colonial Warfare: Charles E. Callwell and Small Wars’, in Andrew Mumford and Bruno C. Reis (eds.), The Theory and Practice of Irregular War: Warrior-Scholarship in Counter-Insurgency (Routledge, forthcoming 2013)
- ‘“Savage Warfare”: C.E. Callwell, the Roots of Counterinsurgency and the Nineteenth Century Context’, in Matthew Hughes (ed.), British Ways of Counter-insurgency: A Historical Perspective (Routledge, 2013)
- ‘“Savage Warfare”: C.E. Callwell, the Roots of Counterinsurgency and the Nineteenth Century Context’, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 23, Nos. 4–5, October–December 2012, 591–607
- ‘Charles E. Callwell and the Art of Irregular Warfare’, in Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Irregular Warfare from 1800 to the Present, ACTA of the 2010 CIHM Conference, Amsterdam (2011)