Dr David Clarke is course leader and senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University where he teaches media law and investigation skills. He was awarded a Ph.D in Folkore in 1999.
Since 2008 he has worked with The National Archives (TNA) as their consultant for the ongoing release of the UFO files created by Britain’s Ministry of Defence. The UFO Files was first published by TNA in September 2009 and an updated new edition was issued by Bloomsbury in autumn 2012 to coincide with the release of the final files.
The companion volume Britain’s X-Traordinary Files in which the author uncovers the secret official accounts behind legendary paranormal and extraordinary phenomena was published by Bloomsbury two years later.
In 2015 Aurum Press published How UFOs Conquered the World – the history of a modern myth which describes the author’s strange journey to the heart of the UFO phenomenon. Along the way David describes how the human will to believe turned the stuff of science fiction nto the most enduring myth of modern times.