Dr Peter Donaldson

Senior Lecturer,
Chief Examiner
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Dr Peter Donaldson


Peter Donaldson studied his undergraduate degree at Leicester University, before completing a PhD at Kent in 2005. 

Research interests

Peter's current research focus is on the relationship between sport and war in the British popular imagination in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is currently working on a monograph, Sport, War and the British: 1850 to the present, to be published by Routledge in 2020. 


Peter teaches on military history, particularly the role of the Army in the British Empire and aspects of the  First World War. 


Peter is happy to supervise dissertations on the cultural impact of the First World War.


Peter is Principal Examiner for Edexcel 'A' Level History, and frequently lends his knowledge of the A-Level syllabus and examination methods to the School of History's A-Level revision day, and similar outreach events.

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