Dr Christopher Martin

Senior Lecturer and Head of Subject Group (Politics)

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

School of Law and Politics

christopher.martin @hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 465844

Dr Christopher Martin joined the University in 2005 and is Senior Lecturer in War Studies and Contemporary Security.

He was awarded the Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History in 2005 by the Institute of Historical Research.

In 2017, his book, The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), was shortlisted for the UK Maritime Foundation's Mountbatten Award for the best literary contribution to public understanding of maritime affairs.

Research

Research Interests

  • Maritime security
  • Naval warfare
  • The application of naval force
  • Defence policy making

Research groups

  • Service historique de la defence
  • Centre d’enseignement supérieur de la marine (Paris).
  • Groupement d’intérêt scientifique d’histoire Maritime (Nice).
  • Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies

Publications

Books

The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Logistics for Influence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Articles/chapters

(with Jean de Preneuf and Thomas Vaisset), 'Franco-British co-operation at the Dardanelles 1914-1916, new friends, old enemies, eternal rivals?' in The British Journal of Military History, Vol. 3, Issue 3, June 2017, pp. 122-147.

'Defence Under the Coalition: maintaining influence under austerity', in: Beech and Lee (eds), The Conservative-Liberal Coalition: examining the Cameron-Clegg Government, (2015, London, Palgrave Macmillan).

'La marine nationale francaise vue par l'amiral Fisher: entre rival au long cours at allie inutile', in: Revue d'Histoire Maritime, No. 20, 2015/1, pp. 119-142.

“Global not European: The British Navy’s Building Programme under Admiral Sir John ‘Jacky’ Fisher”, in Claire Sanderson & Mélanie Torrent (dir.) La puissance britannique en question, Diplomatie et politique étrangère au 20e siècle, (2013, Brussels, Peter Lang)

 

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Seapower
  • Maritime Security in the 21st Century

Research PhDs

Dr Martin welcomes applications in

  • Naval history
  • The application of naval force
  • Contemporary maritime security

Completed PhDs

  • Lt Col Sungwun Song, Chinese Intervention into the Korean Peninsula
  • Viktoriya Fedorchak, RAF Doctrinal Development 2001-2014

Current PhD supervisions

  • Charlotte Fenton, Casualty Aversion in US Policymaking

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Hons
  • MA
  • PhD (Salford)

External roles

  • Member of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Yorkshire and the Humber

Awards and accolades

  • Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History 2005
  • Shortlisted for the UK Maritime Foundation's Mountbatten Award for best literary contribution to public understanding of maritime affairs for The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century,Palgrave Macmillan (2017)