I am a Senior Lecturer in the History and Politics Division. Prior to this I held positions at King's College London and the Universities of Portsmouth and Exeter. I received my PhD from the University of Exeter in 2012, which focused on the conduct and impact of the Allied anti-shipping campaign in the Mediterranean during the Second World War.
My first monograph, Strangling the Axis: The Fight for Control of the Mediterranean during the Second World War, is based on a significant expansion of my doctoral research and was published with Cambridge University Press in 2020. I have published numerous articles in journals including War in History (2018), The International History Review (2017), the Journal of Military History (2016), the Journal of Strategic Studies (2013) and Air Power Review (2013). Two of these have been awarded prestigious prizes: the Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History (Proxime Accessit) by the Institute for Historical Research and a Moncado Prize by the Society for Military History.
I am also a Vice President of the Second World War Research Group (swwresearch.com) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
PhD History (Exon)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
MA Conflict Studies
BA (Hons) War Studies
Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes (2021-Present)
Undergraduate Dissertation Co-ordinator for History (2018-2021)
Open Day Co-ordinator (2019-2021)
MA Military History Programme Lead (2019-Present)
Newest selected publications
Hammond, R. (2020) 'Strangling the Axis: The Fight for Control of the Mediterranean during the Second World War'. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 13: 9781108478212
Hammond, R. (2018) 'Inter- and Intra-Theatre Learning and British Coastal Air Power in the Second World War'. War in History, 26 (3). pp. 384 - 405. ISSN: 0968-3445 Open Access Link
Hammond, R. (2017) 'An enduring influence on imperial defence and grand strategy: British perceptions of the Italian Navy, 1935–1943'. International History Review, 39 (5). pp. 810 - 835. ISSN: 0707-5332 Open Access Link
Hammond, R. (2016) 'Fighting Under a Different Flag: Multinational Naval Cooperation and Submarine Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1944'. Journal of Military History, 80 (2). pp. 447 - 476. ISSN: 1543-7795 Open Access Link
Hammond, R. (2014) 'British Aero-Naval Co-operation and Rivalry and the Creation of RAF No. 201 (Naval Co-operation) Group', in LoCicero, M., Mahoney, R. and Mitchell, S. (eds.) A Military Transformed? Adaption and Innovation in the British Military, 1792-1945. Solihull : Helion & Company Limited. pp. 229 - 245. ISBN 10: 1909384461. ISBN 13: 978-1909384460.