After teaching History for twenty or so years I decided to change course and enjoyed studying for my PhD at Birmingham University. I am now an independent scholar and author. My main writing focus is on army chaplaincy in both world wars, and my main historical interests lie in 20th century military, social and religious history but I have also a keen interest in the history of polar exploration.

I enjoy travelling at home and abroad to present papers at conferences on a variety of topics related to my writing interests. My hobbies include walking, preferably in cold places, and one of my ambitions is to travel to Antarctica. I am a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Western Front Association, the American Commission for Military History and the Society for Military History. I am a trustee of the Toc H movement and convenor of Toc H Wessex.

In addition I am a co-founder of the British Modern Military History Society