I joined Brunel University as Lecturer in Intelligence & Security Studies in October 2021. Previously, I was an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded PhD student (2009-2013) and Lecturer in International History (2014 - 2021) at the University of Salford.
My research specialises in the use of intelligence to support policymaking, particularly the history of the UK's intelligence community. Currently, my research focuses on the areas of national security vetting, diversity and inclusion in the UK's agencies and, most recently, a new history of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
PhD -- University of Salford
MA in Intelligence & Security Studies, University of Salford
BA Hons Contemporary Military & International History, University of Salford
Newest selected publications
Lomas, DWB. (2021) '#ForgetJamesBond: diversity, inclusion and the UK’s intelligence agencies'. Intelligence and National Security, 36 (7). pp. 995 - 1017. ISSN: 0268-4527 Open Access Link
Lomas, DWB. (2021) 'Party politics and intelligence: the Labour Party, British intelligence and oversight, 1979-1994'. Intelligence and National Security, 36 (3). pp. 410 - 430. ISSN: 0268-4527 Open Access Link
McLoughlin, L., Ward, S. and Lomas, DWB. (2020) '‘Hello, world’: GCHQ, Twitter and social media engagement'. Intelligence and National Security, 35 (2). pp. 233 - 251. ISSN: 0268-4527 Open Access Link
Lomas, DWB. (2019) 'Facing the Dictators: Anthony Eden, the Foreign Office and British Intelligence, 1935–1945'. The International History Review, 42 (4). pp. 794 - 812. ISSN: 0707-5332 Open Access Link
Lomas, DWB. (2019) '‘Crocodiles in the Corridors’: Security Vetting, Race and Whitehall, 1945–1968'. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 49 (1). pp. 148 - 177. ISSN: 0308-6534 Open Access Link