Current Council Members


Coleman Prize Organizer, 2016

Christopher Phillips

Christopher obtained his PhD in History at the University of Leeds in 2015. He also possesses a BA (Hons) (2007) and MA (2009), both awarded by the University of Birmingham. Christopher is now a Lecturer in History at Leeds Trinity University, where he is in the process of writing a monograph on the subject of his doctoral thesis entitled Managing Armageddon: Britain’s Transport Experts and the First World War. The thesis was awarded the Coleman Prize by the Association of Business Historians in 2016. Christopher has published articles on the topic of industrial-military relations in the period surrounding the First World War, and is currently working on a logistical analysis of the Battle of the Somme. He has also acted as an academic consultant on the BBC television series ‘Railways of the Great War’, and is a founding member of FWWNetwork, a postgraduate/early career research group aimed at establishing a platform for the dissemination of new research into all aspects of First World War history. His current research focuses upon the development of railway towns in England between 1820 and the present day.