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David Gill

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dr David James Gill is an Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, Nottingham, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Financial History, Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the AHRC Leadership Scheme, the Royal Historical Society, and the Higher Education Academy. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years working in London for a management consultancy firm.

Expertise Summary

David's research focuses on connections between the fields of International Relations, Economic History, and Organisation Studies. His work appears in British Journal of Management, Economic History Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Cold War Studies, International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Organizational Research Methods. David has written two books. His first book, Britain and the Bomb, was published by Stanford University Press in 2014. His second book, Divided Allies, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press.

Teaching Summary

David teaches modules across a wide range of topics concerning strategy and diplomacy.

Research Summary

David is currently pursuing two research projects. The first considers the political history of sovereign debt. The second investigates relations between Western powers in the Asia-Pacific.

Recent Publications

  • GILL, M., D. GILL and T. ROULET, 2018. Constructing Trustworthy Historical Narratives: Criteria, Principles and Techniques British Journal of Management. 29(1), 191–205
  • ROULET, T., GILL, M., STENGER, S. and GILL, D., 2017. Reconsidering the Value of Covert Research: The Role of Ambiguous Consent in Participant Observation Organizational Research Methods. 20(3), 487-517
  • ROBB, T. and GILL, D. J., 2015. The ANZUS Treaty During the Cold War: A Reinterpretation of United States Diplomacy in the Southwest Pacific Journal of Cold War Studies. 17(4), 109-157
  • GILL, D. J., 2015. Rating the United Kingdom: The British government’s first sovereign credit ratings Economic History Review. 68(3), 1016-1037

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