Dr Lorna Waddington


I gained a First Class honours degree in History followed by an MA in Modern History (distinction) at the University of Leeds. I also undertook my doctoral thesis Confronting the 'conspiracy': Ideology, Diplomacy and Propaganda in Hitler's Crusade Against International Bolshevism, 1919-1943 at Leeds. I worked as a lecturer at the University of Sheffield for two years and then joined the School of History in Leeds in 2005. I have been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2010.

I am available to the media for comment on issues relating to Nazi Germany and the British reaction to ethnic cleansing and genocide in the twentieth century.


  • Academic Integrity Lead
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • BA in History
  • MA in Modern History
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • British International History Group
  • German History Society
  • Higher Education Academy
  • International Association of Genocide Scholars
  • Royal Historical Society
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>