Dr Roderick Bailey is a historian, writer and broadcaster. He specialises in the study of the Second World War, wartime resistance, conflict and cultural heritage, and war’s relationship to medicine and mental health.
Roderick is a frequent contributor on television and radioas a historian of medicine and modern warfare.
Away from academia, he has worked extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Africa as an official election monitor for the European Union and OSCE. He also served with the British Army in Afghanistan.
His books include Target: Italy, a groundbreaking history of SOE's clandestine war on Mussolini’s Fascist Italy, and The Wildest Province, an acclaimed study of SOE operations in the Nazi-occupied Balkans.