Dr David Lonsdale

Dr David Lonsdale

Senior Lecturer/ Programme Director, BA War Studies/ Programme Director, MA Strategy and International Security

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Politics and International Studies

Summary

David J. Lonsdale is a senior lecturer in War Studies who joined the University of Hull in September 2006.

He previously held the posts of Lecturer in Strategic Studies at the University of Reading (2003-2006) and Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London (2000-2003), based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Dr Lonsdale's main areas of research are strategic studies and military history, in particular strategic theory and its application to historical and contemporary strategic settings.

His publications include Understanding Contemporary Strategy and Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

The ethics of cyber attack: Pursuing legitimate security and the common good in contemporary conflict scenarios

Lonsdale, D. J. (2020). The ethics of cyber attack: Pursuing legitimate security and the common good in contemporary conflict scenarios. Journal of Military Ethics, 19(1), 20-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/15027570.2020.1764694

Visualizing the terror threat. The impact of communicating security information to the general public using infographics and motion graphics

Lonsdale, M. D. S., Lonsdale, D., Baxter, M., Graham, R., Kanafani, A., Li, A., & Peng, C. (2019). Visualizing the terror threat. The impact of communicating security information to the general public using infographics and motion graphics. Visible language, 53(2), 37-71

Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis

Lonsdale, D., & Lonsdale, M. D. S. (2019). Handling and communicating intelligence information: a conceptual, historical and information design analysis. Intelligence and national security, 34(5), 703-726. https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2019.1592841

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review: A return to nuclear warfighting?

Lonsdale, D. J. (2019). The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review: A return to nuclear warfighting?. Comparative Strategy, 38(2), 98-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/01495933.2019.1573074

The impact of neglecting user-centered information design principles when delivering online information: Cyber security awareness websites as a case study

Dos Santos Lonsdale, M., Lonsdale, D. J., & Lim, H. W. (2018). The impact of neglecting user-centered information design principles when delivering online information: Cyber security awareness websites as a case study. Information Design Journal, 24(2), 151-177. https://doi.org/10.1075/idj.00005.san

Research interests

Strategic theory

Strategic/military history

Second World War

Alexander the Great

Cybersecurity

Postgraduate supervision

Strategic studies

Strategic/military history

Cyber power

Intelligence & national security