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I lecture in defence studies and military history, delivering courses on campus and by distance. I also teach to the New Zealand Army Officer Cadet School. In addition, I have extensive postgraduate supervision experience.
My research interests include the Pacific War; contemporary and historical air power; and armed forces and society. For an open source example of scholarship, see "Aircrew Loss and Bereavement: Exploring Casualty Files of the Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-45", in New Directions in War and History (2016). For shorter pieces, see entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. For a sample from my earlier professional experience as a public historian, see A Bitter Fate (2002).
In 2010, I was selected to attend the Summer Seminar in Military History conducted by the Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point; in 2017, I was appointed to the Editorial Board of the RNZAF Journal; and in 2018 I was awarded the Royal Australian Air Force Heritage Fellowship to research RAAF rotary wing (helicopter) capability and operations during the Cold War.
In addition to publications listed below (under Research Outputs), forthcoming publications include:
- a journal article on Australian use of the "Tommy gun" (Thompson submachine gun) in jungle warfare, 1942
- a book chapter on Australian press reporting of the first Taranaki War and the Waikato campaign, New Zealand Wars
- a chapter on the RAAF's search for missing aircrews from WW2 to Vietnam
- a chapter on public memory of the US Marine Corps (WW2) in New Zealand and Australia
- a journal article on aircraft recognition in the Pacific War
- a chapter on air war losses at El Alamein (1942) and the grief of families
Dr John Moremon is a Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies. His research and teaching are centred on the history of warfare, war and society, and legacies of war. Research areas include the Pacific War; armed forces and society; and air power.
For an open source sample of scholarship, see his book chapter on aircrew loss and bereavement in New Directions in War and History.
Qualifications: PhD in History (UNSW 2000), BA(Hons) in History (UNE 1993), PGDipMusStud (Massey, for award in 2018).
War and Society
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303): Biography (210304): Historical Studies (210300): Historical Studies not elsewhere classified (210399): History And Archaeology (210000):
Other Technology (109900):
Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313):
Policy and Administration (160500): Studies In Human Society (160000):
War and Society