I am an author and historian, and I have lectured on a wide range of subjects to undergraduates, postgraduates and to both the general public and specialist audiences.
I studied politics, international relations and history at Southampton University at undergraduate level, subsequently working for an M.Phil on the relationship between psychoanalysis and political thought. My second doctoral thesis was on consensus theory using post-war broadcasting policy in the UK as a theoretical model. I am a former visiting fellow, City University, where I did post-doctoral research on broadcasters’ accountability to the public (the BAARTA study funded by the Leverhulme Trust).
My specialist historical period is the Second World War, as well as the Victorian period in Europe. For many years I taught these subjects, as well as communications and journalism, to American students of Boston U, Tufts U, American U, Temple U, Florida State U and a number of other American universities on their London Programmes. For a time I ran all the print journalism courses at what is now the University of the Arts, London.
I am available to lecture on –
Mass media, worldwide, including new media
Communications, theory and practice
Modern European History (from 1815 to the present)
European Wars of the 20th century (with special emphasis on the European Theatres of the two world wars)
Bill Tilman: The Last Hero (subject of my biography of the same name)
English for journalists and writers
Journalism (as a practical subject)
Writing for websites
How to Blog