Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

Dr Matthew Powell

  • Qualifications: PhD Modern History (2014); MA Intelligence and Security Studies (2010); BA (Hons) Contemporary Military and International History (2007).
  • Role Title: Senior Teaching Fellow in Strategic and Air Power Studies
  • Address: Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3DE. Also, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB.
  • Telephone: tbc
  • Email: matthew.powell@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School

Biography

I joined Portsmouth Business School in July 2017 Between 2012 to 2015 I held a number of teaching roles at the University of Birmingham. I undertook a PhD at the University of Birmingham, supervised by Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr Peter Gray, with my thesis focusing on the development of tactical air power in Britain during the Second World War through the study of the RAF’s Army Co-operation Command. I also hold an MA in Intelligence and Security Studies and a BA (Hons) degree both from the University of Salford. My first book, entitled The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943: A History of Army Co-operation Command was published in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Research

I am currently researching and writing a book that investigates the relationship between the RAF and the aviation industry between 1919 and 1939, looking at not only the decisions made by the Air Ministry and technological developments but the political, economic, diplomatic and foreign policy aspects of the period into account.

Publications

Articles

Viewpoint’, Air Power Review, 19: 1 (Spring, 2017), pp.92-97.

‘Re-discovering the Operational Level: Army Co-operation Command and Tactical Air Power Development in Britain, 1940-1943’, British Journal for Military History, 2: 1 (November, 2015), pp.72-85.

‘“The RAF Must Fly the Flag”: The British Army’s Interpretation of Tactical Air Power in the Battle of France, 1940’, The University of Sussex Journal of Contemporary History, 16 (June, 2015), pp.63-74.

‘The Battle of France, Bartholomew and Barratt: The Creation of Army Co-operation Command’, Air Power Review,18: 1 (Spring, 2015), pp.90-107.

'A Forgotten Revolution?: Army Co-operation Command and Artillery Co-operation, 1940-1942’, Canadian Military History, 23: 1 (Winter, 2014), pp.69-86.

Books

The Development of British Tactical Air Power Development, 1940-1943: A History of Army Co-operation Command, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2016.

Conferences

‘Tactical Air Power Development in Britain, 1940-1943, The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies, University of Wolverhampton (9 June 2016)

‘The Battle of Britain, the British Army and Tactical Air Power: The Creation of Army Co-operation Command’, A Necessary Victory? The Context and Consequences of the Battle of Britain, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon (26 September 2015)

 ‘Tactical Air Power Development in Britain During World War II’, British International History Group 27th Annual Conference, University of Kent (10-12 September 2015)

‘Army Co-operation Command and the Development of Tactical Air Power Development in Britain, 1940-1943’, British Commission for Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Academics, University of Wolverhampton (22 November 2014)

"The RAF Must Fly the Flag”: The British Army’s Interpretation of Tactical Air Power during the Battle of France, 1940’, June 1940, University of Sussex (1 October 2014)

‘A Forgotten Revolution? Army Co-operation Command and Artillery Reconnaissance,

1940-42’, University of Birmingham War Studies Seminar Series (20 November 2012)

‘Army Co-operation Command and Artillery Reconnaissance Development, 1940-1942’, British Commission for Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early-Career Academics (16 November 2012)