Dan Lomas

Dr Dan Lomas

Programme Leader - MA Intelligence & Security Studies (part-time distance learning)

Office Times

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Biography

I have been a Lecturer in International History at Salford since 2014. Before this I completed my AHRC funded doctoral research on intelligence and security during the post-war Attlee government, 1945-1951.

Teaching

Level 4: Introduction to Intelligence & Security Studies (team taught module).

Level 5: Intelligence, Security and Politics in Britain, 1909-1994 (Module Convener).

Level 7: Intelligence and Conflict: British Intelligence at War in the Twentieth Century (Module Convener).

Level 7: Intelligence and Conflict: British Intelligence at War in the Twentieth Century (DL) (Module Convener).

Level 7: Issues in Intelligence (DL).

Level 7: The Secret State: Domestic Security in Britain, 1883-2012 (Module Convener).

Level 7: The Secret State: Domestic Security in Britain, 1883-2012 (DL) (Module Convener).

Dissertation Supervision (UG and PGT): I can supervise a range of dissertations on subjects including the Cold War, British foreign policy and the history of Britain’s intelligence and security agencies. Recent subjects supervised include British policy towards the Soviet Union, 1945-1949, the impact of the Suez crisis on British decolonisation, the development of British counter-insurgency in Malaya and Kenya, and post-war strategic deception.

Research Interests

I am interested in the relationship between Britain’s intelligence and security agencies and government during the Cold War. My specific research interest is in intelligence and the Labour Party, particularly during the post-war Attlee governments, 1945-51, though my work also transcends broader British diplomatic and political history.

Qualifications and Memberships

2008, BA (Hons.) Contemporary Military and International History (University of Salford), First Class Honours.

2009, MA Intelligence and Security Studies (University of Salford), Distinction.

2013, Ph.D. (University of Salford), Clement Attlee, the Labour Government and Britain’s Intelligence Community, 1945-51’.

2015, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of Salford)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

‘A Tale of Torture? Alexander Scotland, The London Cage, and Post-War British Secrecy’, in Christopher Moran and Christopher J. Murphy (eds.), Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography Since 1945 (Edinburgh University Press/Columbia University Press, 2013).

‘Labour Ministers, Intelligence and Domestic Anti-Communism, 1945-51’, Journal of Intelligence History, Vol. 12(2) (2013), pp. 113-133.

‘Communication: Return to Neverland? Freedom of Information and the History of British Intelligence’, The Historical Journal, Vol. 57(1) (2014), with Dr. Christopher J. Murphy.

‘...the Defence of the Realm and nothing else’: Sir Findlater Stewart, Labour Ministers and the Security Service’, Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 30(5) (2015) and i-First.

An Uneasy Relationship? Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-1951 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming).