Professor of Australian History, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London

Carl Bridge grew up in Sydney where he took his BA in History at the University of Sydney. He has both a PhD in History and a Diploma in Education from the Flinders University of South Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He taught in the History Departments at Flinders and the University of New England, was Director of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London, 1997-2014, and is now Professor of Australian History at King's College London. He has held visiting fellowships at Churchill College and Clare Hall, Cambridge, the National Library of Australia, and the Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Canberra. His current research falls into four areas: the history of Australian diplomacy and defence; war and society in twentieth century Australia; Australian historiography; and the history of the British world.


  • 2014–present
    Professor of Australian History, King's College London
  • 1997–2014
    Director, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London


  • 1977 
    Flinders University , PhD
  • 1977 
    Flinders University, Dip Ed
  • 1973 
    University of Sydney, BA


  • 2011
    William Hughes,
  • 2010
    Australia and the United Kingdom,
  • 2010
    The High Commissioners,
  • 2008
    A Delicate Mission,
  • 2003
    The British World,
  • 2001
    Between Empire and Nation,
  • 1994
    Manning Clark,
  • 1986
    A Trunk Full of Books,
  • 1985
    Holding India to the Empire,
  • 1985
    Revolution: A History of the Idea,