|Name||Professor Gary Sheffield|
|Title||Professor of War Studies|
|Role||Course Leader, part-time MA in History of Britain and the First World War|
|Research Group||Centre for Historical Research, First World War Research Group|
|Subject Area||War Studies/History|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|School||Social, Historical and Political Studies|
|Address||MH123, Mary Seacole Building, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1AD|
Professor Gary Sheffield MA, PhD, FRHistS, FRSA, is, with Professor Stephen Badsey, co-director of the First World War Research Group. He was educated at the University of Leeds (BA, MA) and King's College London, where he studied for his PhD under the supervision of Professor Brian Bond. He started his academic career in the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before moving to King's College London's Defence Studies Department, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, where he was Land Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course, the UK's senior operational course for senior officers. Awarded a Personal Chair by KCL in 2005, he took up the newly-created Chair of War Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2006 before moving to the University of Wolverhampton in September 2013.
PhD, 1994, University of London
MA, 1985, University of Leeds
BA (Hons), 1982, University of Leeds
British society and politics in the twentieth century
Nineteenth and twentieth century military history
Gary Sheffield is an internationally-recognised expert on the First World War, especially the role of the British army. His research interests are, broadly, Britain in the age of total war, 1914 to 1945, and military history, especially land warfare, since Napoleon. He is currently writing, for Yale University Press, Civilian Armies: The Experience of British and Dominion Soldiers in the Two World Wars.
Areas of supervision: Britain at War 1914-45
Topics currently being supervised include the First World War career of Henry Wilson; the brigade level of Command in the British army in the First World War; and the role of alcohol in the British army in the First World War.