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I lecture in defence studies and military history in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. After a period of focus on university service and teaching, I have returned to research active status, undertaking periods of research leave.
I deliver quality education to stakeholders, including the New Zealand Army Officer Cadet School, and to on-campus and distance students, imparting knowledge and understanding of the subject areas while at the same time motivating, encouraging, and assisting students to develop their critical analysis and scholarly writing skills. I consider that these skills contribute to employability which is the reason most students choose to study. I also have a track record of successful postgraduate supervisions.
Forthcoming books and articles are principally in the areas of: the Pacific War; contemporary and historical airpower; and armed forces and society, including the experience of wartime loss and bereavement. For an open source example of scholarship, see my chapter, "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).
My academic qualifications are a BA(Hons) in History from the University of New England (1993) and a PhD in History from the University of New South Wales (2000). I have also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies at Massey University (2017) and am studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.
In 2010, I was appointed a Fellow in the Summer Seminar in Military History conducted by the Department of History, United States Military Academy; and in 2017 I was appointed to the Editorial Board of the RNZAF Journal.
Dr John Moremon lectures in defence studies and military history. After a period of focus on programme and qualification development, he returned to research active status, undertaking research leave. Recent and forthcoming research outputs are in areas of: the Pacific War; contemporary and historical airpower; armed forces and society, including the experience of wartime loss and bereavement (see New Directions in War and History.)
Dr Moremon holds a BA(Hons) in History from the University of New England and a PhD in History from the UNSW Canberra. He is also completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.
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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):
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Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313):
Policy and Administration (160500): Studies In Human Society (160000):
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