Dr Christopher Phillips PhD History (University of Leeds), MA British First World War Studies (University of Birmingham), BA(Hons) Economic and Social History (University of Birmingham)

Dr Christopher Phillips

Lecturer in International Security

Department of International Politics

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Christopher joined the Department of International Politics in January 2019, having previously taught History at the University of Huddersfield and Leeds Trinity University. He was awarded a PhD in History - for his thesis entitled 'Managing Armageddon: the science of transportation and the British Expeditionary Force, 1900-1918' in 2015. His thesis was subsequently awarded the Donald Coleman prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of business history by the Association of Business Historians in May 2016.

Christopher currently teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the Department of International Politics, and his research interests cover the intersections between the state, the military, and private enterprise, the evolving public image of the British Army, and the challenges of coalition warfare. He has produced material for a range of scholarly and popular publications, acted as an academic consultant on the BBC2 series Railways of the Great War, and is a founding member of the First World War Network, an AHRC-funded hub for postgraduate students and early career researchers interested in any aspect of the First World War.

Teaching

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 10:30-11:30
  • Thursday 10:30-11:30

Publications

Phillips, C 2018, Organization of War Economies (Great Britain and Ireland). in U Daniel, P Gatrell, O Janz, H Jones, J Keene, A Kramer, B Nasson & A Gregory (eds), 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Freie Universität Berlin. https://doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.11308
Phillips, C, Railways, 2018, Digital or Visual Products, Chrome Radio.
Phillips, C 2018, The changing nature of supply. in S Jones (ed.), At All Costs: The British Army on the Western Front 1916. Wolverhampton Military Studies, Helion, Warwick, pp. 117-138.
Phillips, C 2017, Geddes, Eric Campbell, Sir. in U Daniel, P Gatrell, O Janz, H Jones, J Keene, A Kramer, B Nasson & J Wellington (eds), 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Freie Universität Berlin. https://doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.11087
Phillips, C 2017, 'Keeping the war moving: researching WW1 transport and logistics' Local History News, no. 123, pp. 5-6.
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