I am the resident Aviation Historian at Royal Air Force Museum where I am responsible for enacting the museum’s academic aspirations through its research strategy. I hold a Ph.D. and MPhil in Modern History from the University of Birmingham as well as a PGCE and BA from the University of Wolverhampton. I am currently writing a social and cultural history of the RAF’s officer class from 1918 to 1939 as well as researching the Service’s military culture. Broadly defined, I am a historian of war in the twentieth century with particular research interests in air power history, leadership, command and morale, military culture and professional military education. To date, in addition to several chapters and articles, I have published two edited volumes; first, in 2014, I co-edited a volume on military transformation in the British military entitled A Military Transformed? Adaptation and Innovation in the British Military, 1792-1945. More recently, in 2015, I edited a volume entitled the First World War in the Air, which supports the RAF Museum’s Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition of the same name. In 2011, I was appointed a West Point Fellow in Military History at the United States Military Academy. I am a member of the Royal Historical Society, Society for Military History, British Commission for Military History, and the Royal Air Force Historical Society. Additionally, I am the convener of The Second World War Military Operations Research Group.
Dr. Ross Mahoney