I am currently the Royal Air Force Museum’s resident Aviation Historian where I am responsible for enacting the museum’s academic aspirations through its research strategy. I am responsible for promoting and co-ordinating research by developing a culture conducive to study both at the RAF Museum and in conjunction with external stakeholders. My key job functions are split over three areas; research, exhibitions and administration and includes maintaining a strong and active research profile and providing consultancy on exhibitions and the RAF Museum’s collections strategy. I am currently writing a social and cultural history of the RAF’s officer class from 1918 to 1939. I hold a PhD and MPhil from the University of Birmingham and a PGCE and BA from the University of Wolverhampton. I specialise in air power history, theory and doctrine, leadership, command and morale, military innovation, military culture and the history of professional military education. In 2011, I was appointed a West Point Fellow in Military History at the United States Military Academy. I am a member of the Centre for War Studies, 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