Welcome to my professional home at HISTINT (Historical Intelligence). Since August 2021 I have been Honorary Professor of Intelligence History at Bishop Grosseteste University (Lincoln, UK). I received my doctorate (DLitt et Phil) in Intelligence History from the University of South Africa with a thesis on German Covert Initiatives and British Intelligence in Persia (Iran) during the Second World War. Having trained as a Germanist (BA Honours [UCL], MA [Alberta]) and professional translator/interpreter (FCIL), with experience as an intelligence linguist, and with first-hand knowledge of the Middle East, my strategic goal is to fill some significant lacunae in the narrative of Allied-Axis clandestine warfare in the Middle East. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (FRAS), a member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH), and a member of the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH). I am currently working in partnership with Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall of BGU on neglected narratives and innovative interdisciplinary approaches to intelligence history. Meanwhile, I am also researching and writing monographs on covert operations in Turkey and the Levant during the Second World War, which should, together with my other books, ultimately constitute a comprehensive history of Middle East intelligence and security operations. I also maintain a lively interest in historical geography and HGIS technology under the broad rubric of GEOHISTINT (Geohistorical Intelligence): the interdisciplinary study of intelligence history with the aid of geohistorical systems. For a detailed professional profile on the BGU website, CLICK here.

If you wish to know more about my work, please browse through this website, where you will find a handy CONTACT form if you wish to message me.