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Samuel Hollins

Research student

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Thesis Title

The Europeanisation of British Defence Procurement: The RAF and the Panavia Tornado


I am a full-time PhD student within Lancaster University's History Department. Before undertaking a PhD, I studied for a BA in History and International Relations (first-class) at Lancaster University and an MA in Conflict, Security, and Development (distinction) at the University of Exeter. My PhD project is AHRC funded and in collaboration with the Royal Air Force Museum. 

Formerly I have interned for both the Exeter Central Asian Studies Network on their Central Asian Political Exiles project, and the U.K. Ministry of Defence on their seventh edition of Global Strategic Trends. 


MA Conflict, Security, and Development (2019-2020), University of Exeter (Distinction)

BA History and International Relations (2016-2019), Lancaster University (First Class) 

Research Grants

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award - In Conjunction with the Royal Air Force Museum

Henry Probert Bursary - Royal Air Force Historical Society

Supervised By

Dr Marco Wyss 

Dr Thomas Mills 

Dr Harry Raffal (RAFM)

Current Research

An Interdisciplinary Blindspot: The Panavia Tornado and Procurement Assumptions

  • Poster for the Royal Air Force Museum Conference (2021)
  • Presentation for the British International Studies Association PhD Research Spotlight (2021)

External Roles

Collaborative Doctoral Award Student - Royal Air Force Museum 

Coordinating Editor - EPOCH History Magazine

Institutional Ambassador - British Society for the History of Science

Additional Information


  • Centre for War and Diplomacy 
  • Royal Air Force Museum 
  • Royal Air Force Historical Society 
  • British Society for the History of Science
  • EPOCH History Magazine

Current Teaching

Hist 210 - Partisans and Collaborators in the Second World War

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