Philip Payton

Professor Philip Payton

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2013


Philip Payton is Professor of History in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Science at Flinders University and Emeritus Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies at the University of Exeter, where he was previously Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies . He is widely considered to be the leading specialist in Cornish emigration history, especially that of Cornish emigrants to Australia. He has also made a significant contribution to Cornish biographical studies, and has written extensively on Australian history, especially military history, including Repatriation.

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