Prof Simon C Smith has lectured in international history since his appointment to the University of Hull in 1997. He was promoted to Professor in 2008.
He was awarded a first class degree in history at the Royal Holloway, University of London, in 1989, winning prizes for the best degree in both his school and faculty.
Having been granted a British Academy Major Studentship, Prof Smith stayed on at Royal Holloway to read for a PhD.
In 1992-3, he was a Scouloudi Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, and he became a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 1994.
Conference organiser for ‘Reassessing Suez Fifty Years On', Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull, 25-26 July 2006