Frances Louise Wilkinson, PhD Student

Louise WilkinsonFaculty of Social Sciences


Tel: 07916 267148

PhD Working Title: 'The Territorial Air Force 1925-1957. Officer Recruitment, Class and Identity.'

Areas of expertise: Royal Air Force reserves, Reserve forces


Former Secondary School History teacher.

Completed a research MPhil in 2009 at Teesside University and further expanded research to focus on the Territorial Air Force between 1925 and 1957 for my research PhD.

Academic qualifications

  • MPhil University of Teesside
  • PGCE University of York
  • BA (Hons) Humanities 1:1 University of Teesside

Teaching interests

  • Modern world history
  • World War 1
  • World War 2
  • Inter-war years
  • Royal Air Force 1912-1960
  • Reserve forces

Research interests

Reserve forces – Territorial Air Force, Territorial Army and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. How are these reserves recruited?