Andrew Stewart

Prof Andrew Stewart


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Andrew Stewart is a Visiting Fellow in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre where he is working with Garth Pratten on a research project titled 'Staff Rides and Simulation as a Learning Medium for Higher Level Education and Continuing Professional Development'. Having joined the ANU in 2020 he was previously Professor of War Studies and Principal MDSP (Military and Defence Studies Program) based in the Australian War College. A student at King's College London from 1991 to 2001, where he completed his undergraduate degree and doctorate in the Department of War Studies, in 2003 he joined the university's Defence Studies Department. Based at the UK Defence Academy his subsequent roles included Assistant Dean of Academic Studies and lead historian supporting the Higher Command and Staff Course, the British military's senior warfighting course. From 2014 to 2017 he was seconded as the Director of Academic Studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies acting as adviser to the three-star civilian commandant. In 2018 the title of Professor of Modern Conflict History was conferred upon him. A modern historian, he has authored more than 35 books, co-edited chapters and peer-reviewed articles. A founding director of the Second World War Research Group, he is a Trustee of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives and the Society for Military History.

Research interests

  • War and Conflict
  • Military History
  • The Second World War
  • Twentieth Century History
  • Professional Military Education



Researcher's projects

He is currently working on his next book which examines Allied grand strategy during the Second World War with a focus on the January 1943 Casablanca conference. A co-authored book with Professor Ashley Jackson examining the impact of the end of the Second World War on the British Empire will be published in 2023 by Oxford University Press.

Education/Academic qualification

War Studies, PhD, Managing the Dominions: The Dominions Office and the Second World War, 1939-1942, King's College London

1 Sept 19951 Jan 2001

Award Date: 30 May 2002

War Studies, Bachelor

30 Sept 19911 Jul 1994

Award Date: 1 Jul 1994

External positions

Trustee, Society for Military History

1 Apr 20231 Apr 2027

Member, Society for Military History Distinguished Book Awards Committee

1 Jun 202030 Apr 2023

Visiting Professor, King's College London

1 Sept 20191 Sept 2024

Trustee, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

1 Sept 2018 → …


  • U Military Science (General)
  • D731 World War II

Expertise Areas

  • Military History
  • British and Commonwealth History
  • Strategic Studies
  • Senior Military Education


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