The primary focus of my historical research is war studies and defence analysis. I research official history, strategy, leadership, maritime operations, air and sea power, diplomacy and naval policy.

My PhD thesis on the Royal Naval Air Service and the evolution of British Naval Aviation during the First World War was completed in 2019, and was published as The Development of British Naval Aviation, 1914-1918 in 2021. My article on the contribution of the Royal Naval Air Service to the anti-submarine campaign of 1917-1918 was published in the British Journal for Military History (2018).

Recent research output:

Navy, Air Force need to sell Canadians on their desperate need for new equipment

The Air Division of the Naval Staff, 1918-1919

Phormio, the Athenians, and the Origins of the Peloponnesian War (431-427)

Canada cannot claim Arctic sovereignty unless we find the political will to replace our submarines

Twelve Days in October: Planning Operation Urgent Fury, 1983

The Problems of Long-Term Procurement in The Canadian Surface Combatant Programme, 1994-2021

The Development of British Naval Aviation, 1914-1918

After Trafalgar: The Royal Navy & the Napoleonic Wars, 1806 – 1816

Operation Anaconda: Victory and Defeat in Afghanistan, March 2002

Naval Aviation and the Grand Fleet: Airships to Aircraft Carriers

Trade Defence in the English Channel, 1914 – 1918

Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, 1917 – 1918

England and the Closing of the Middle Ages, the Battle of Bosworth, 22 August 1485

The Royal Naval Air Service and the Evolution of Naval Aviation in Britain, 1914-1918

Operation Urgent Fury: Cold War Crisis in Grenada

The Career of Admiral Sir George Pocock

The Royal Naval Air Service and Anti-Submarine Warfare in the North Sea, 1917 – 1918

Captain Charles Middleton and the Seven Years’ War

Keeping the Genie in the Bottle: RNAS Anti-Submarine Warfare

Armour Tactics at the Battle of 73 Easting

Bunker Hill: Amphibious and Infantry Operations

Infantry Tactics at the Battle of Crecy

Any Other Name: The Origin of HMS Dreadnought (SSN, S101)