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Dr Sarah-Louise Miller

Member of Common Room

Visiting Scholar

Faculty of History

Dr Sarah-Louise Miller is a historian of war and conflict, specialising in the Second World War and the use of military intelligence. Sarah received her PhD from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, in July 2022. Her thesis examined the work of women in the Allied naval services in British intelligence during the Second World War, focusing on the Battle of the Atlantic and the Pacific Naval War. Sarah is particularly interested in recovering the missing history of women in intelligence work, and throughout her PhD led the WIWIP (Women in War and International Politics) departmental initiative at King’s College London.

She is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the King’s Intelligence and Security Group, and an Associate of both the Laughton Naval History and Maritime Strategy Unit and the Freeman Air and Space Institute at King’s College London. She is also a member of the Imperial War Museum’s War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network.

Sarah is the author of three books: The Women Behind the Few: The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in British Intelligence During the Second World War, Women in Allied Naval Intelligence in the Second World War: A Close Secret, and Hawaii’s Women at War. She also appears regularly on British television, having featured on various history documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky History.

Sarah is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of History, where she is researching the wartime experiences of women in the Pacific theatre of war, specifically Pacific and Polynesian Islanders. She is also working on her fourth book, which examines the work of the Women’s Royal Naval Service in Western Approaches and wargaming. Sarah talks and lectures widely on her work and on the history of the Second World War, and she is always happy to discuss it, so please do reach out.

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