'A career in consulting is ideal for historians with a sense of adventure'
from the advice page of the American Historical Association
acted in an external capacity for the following
External evaluator for the MA course in
Military History at Chester College 2001
External examiner for the BA
course in contemporary military history at Salford University
External evaluator for the MA on-line modules in Conflict
Studies at Wolverhampton University 2007
External examiner for higher degrees (PhD/MA/MPhil)
for Cambridge University, Cranfield University, Durham University, Cranfield
University, Durham University, the University of Kent, Leeds University,
the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne (Australia),
and University College London.
for MA theses at the University of Birmingham, and for British Army
officers at the Army Staff College Camberley 1991-1995 (theses submitted
for MA degrees at Kings College London).
and external evaluator for research grant applications including for the
British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic
and Social Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada, and the National Research Council of South
Book proposal consultant
and reader for Ashgate, Cambridge University Press, Helion,
Manchester University Press, Pearson Education Press, Princeton University
Press, Rutledge, UCL Press, Yale University Press. Reader for
Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, The
Journal of Military History, Historical
Research (Institute of Historical Research), War
in History, War
Forces & Society, BBC
History Magazine, British
Scholar (Britain and the World), Contemporary
British History, Diplomacy
and Statecraft, The
English Historical Review, History,
Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, The
International Journal of Naval History, The
Journal of Commonwealth and Imperial History, The
Journal of Conflict Studies, The
Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, The
Journal of Peace Research, The
Political Quarterly, Small
Wars and Insurgencies, Victorian
War II Quarterly
Consultant for numerous television programmes and for
other print and broadcast media including
talks and presentations to British, NATO and other organisations within
the defence community, plus specialist briefings etc, talks on defence
issues to courses run by universities. Here are some examples of
lectures and presentations that have not also been published.
opening panel, ‘NATO Collective Defence through Strategic Communications’
for the NATO STRATCOM Centre
of Excellence Dialogue: Perception Matters, Riga, Latvia, August
lecturer on media-military matters, Higher Command Studies Course, Baltic
Defence College, Tartu, Estonia, May
History Forum conference on ‘How Should We Remember World War 1?’
Birmingham University, October 2013.
to the National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, on historical
perspectives on the Falklands War 1982 and the First World War,
Annual lecture to Media, Information and Warfare courses for
officers, Maddingley Hall, Cambridge University, 2000-2008
Annual lecture to the Certificate of Higher
Education in War Studies
course, University of Birmingham, 1999-2005.
Termly lecture to the course on Understanding
, Boston University
London Programme, 2001-2004.
Annual lecture to the A318 War, Peace and Social
course, Open University
Summer School, University of York, 1997-2000.
‘The Media and the Kosovo Conflict’, course on
Understanding Modern War
, University of Leeds, February 2000.
‘Democracy in the Russian Armed Forces’ (DIRAF)
Coventry University, February 1999.
‘Command and Control Warfare Project’
Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), 1998-1999.
Consultant, US Armed Forces ‘Army After Next’
to the British Council INE European Series Conference , London,
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