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)