Robin Prior

Professor Robin Prior

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2011
  • Section(s): History


Robin Prior is a Professor of History at Flinders University. He was Visiting Professorial Fellow, History, the University of Adelaide until 2015. Previously he spent twenty years at the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, for many years as the Head of the School of History. He is one of the leading authorities, nationally and internationally, on the history of warfare. He is widely esteemed on the world stage for his contribution in clarifying the essential problems and failed endeavours of major battles of the First World War. His recent work on Gallipoli contributes to a deeper understanding of war and society. His publications include Gallipoli: The End of the Myth (2009), The Somme (2005, with Trevor Wilson) and The First World War (1999).

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