I am the resident Historian at the Royal Air Force Museum in the United Kingdom, and I am a graduate of the University of Birmingham (MPhil and PhD) and the University of Wolverhampton (BA (Hons) and PGCE). My research interests include the history of war in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, air power and the history of air warfare, and the social and cultural history of armed forces. I also have an interest in public history and the use of interdisciplinary methodologies to the study of the past. I am currently working on a number of publications stemming from my PhD as well as developing plans for future research projects. Principally, these research projects are an analysis of the culture, ethos and ethics of the Royal Australian Air Force and an examination of command and staff training in the RAF. To date, I have published several chapters and articles, edited two books, and delivered papers on three continents. I am a member of the Royal Historical Society and an Assistant Director of the Second World War Research Group. I am also the editor of From Balloons to Drones, an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and contemporary operations in their broadest sense including space and cyber power.
Dr Ross Mahoney