I studied for my PhD under Donald Cameron Watt and Antony Best at the London School of Economics, and then worked as a research assistant on a project ‘Western Defence and the Origins and Evolution of NATO, 1947 - 1953’ at the West London Institute of Higher Education under Geoffrey Matthews. I then became lecturer in American Studies at WLIHE, and director of Studies for American Studies at Brunel. I am now senior lecturer in History. I am a committee member of the British International Historians Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA), and a member of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). I have also had a long and varied career as an amateur actor and guileful off-spinner.
- BA (Hons) History, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
- MA Cambridge University
- PhD International History, London School of Economics, University of London
- Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
I am one of the three Vice-Chancellor's Representatives (Academic).
I am an elected member of Senate.
Newest selected publications
Folly, MH. (Accepted) 'British Attempts to Forge a Political Partnership with the Kremlin, 1942-3'. Journal of Contemporary History. ISSN: 0022-0094 Open Access Link
Folly, MH. (2016) 'W. Averell Harriman, 1946', inThe Embassy in Grosvenor Square: American Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, 1938-2008. pp. 64 - 84. ISBN 13: 9781137295576.
Folly, MH. (2012) '‘The impression is growing … that the United States is hard when dealing with us’: Ernest Bevin and Anglo-American relations at the dawn of the cold war'. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 10 (2). pp. 150 - 166. ISSN: 1754-1018 Open Access Link
Folly, MH. (2012) '‘Protecting the Northern Flank, or keeping the Cold War out of Scandinavia’?: British planning and the debate on the place of Norway and Denmark in a North Atlantic Pact, 1947-49'. International History Review, 34 (1). pp. 45 - 69. ISSN: 0707-5332 Open Access Link
Folly, MH. (2012) 'W. Averell Harriman', in Rofe, S. and Holmes, A. (eds.) The US Embassy in London 1938-2008: 70 Years in Grosvenor Square. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 13: 978-0-230-28062-5.