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). I am a historian of war with research interests in air power, command and leadership, military transformation, military culture and the history of professional military education. As a public historian, I also maintain an interest in the representation of air forces in the civic sphere. 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, in addition to several chapters and articles, I have published two edited books. 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. I am a member of the Royal Historical Society and an Assistant Director of The Second World War Research Group.
Dr Ross Mahoney