Skip to Content
Exit Menu

Dr Iain Farquharson
Lecturer in Global Challenges – Security Pathway Lead


I completed my PhD in Military History at Brunel in 2021. Prior to this I completed an MA in History at the University of Exeter in 2010 and my BA (hons.) in History at Brunel in 2009. My research examines the reform of officer education in the British Army between 1919 and 1939. I am also an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Between 2018-2020 and 2021-22, I taught as an adjunct lecturer on Brunel's BA International History and BA Military and International History courses. From October 2021 I taught the Security Pathway on the BASc Global Challenges course, before becoming the Pathway Lead from September 2022.


Lecturer (Security Studies) in Global Challenges.

Lecturer in History. 

Newest selected publications

Farquharson, I. (2023) 'A Single Imperial Army? The Development of Australian Army Staff Training in an Imperial Context, 1919-1939.'. War in History, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0968-3445 Open Access Link

Journal article

Farquharson, I. (2022) ''The Staff College Candidates are not right yet': The Importance of Nomination to British Staff College Entry, 1919-1939'. British Journal for Military History, 8 (3). pp. 108 - 127.Open Access Link

Journal article

Farquharson, I. (2018) 'A Scientific or Regimental Staff: The Reform of Staff College Selection in the British Army, 1927-31'. MCU Journal, 9 (1). pp. 53 - 73. ISSN: 2164-4209 Open Access Link

Journal article

Hughes, M. and Farquharson, I. (2016) 'Edmund Allenby', in Showalter, D. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Military History: Oxford bibliographies. Oxford : OUP. ISBN 13: 9780199791279. Open Access Link

Book chapter
More publications(4)