Victoria Schofield is an historian and commentator on international affairs, with specialist knowledge and love of South Asia, having travelled widely in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. She is acknowledged as one of the leading international experts on the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir and has given lectures on the subject in India, Pakistan, the United States, Europe and Australia.
Schofield is a frequent contributor to BBC World TV, BBC World Service and other news outlets including Al Jazeera. She has also written primarily on South Asia for British newspapers as well as for The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and Asian Affairs. Her books include Kashmir in the Crossfire (1996), Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War (2000, 2002, 2010) and Afghan Frontier: at the Crossroads of Conflict (2003, 2010).
She has also written the first full-length biography of Earl Wavell entitled Wavell: Soldier and Statesman (2006, 2010) and the official history of The Black Watch in two volumes. The first volume: The Highland Furies, The Black Watch 1739-1899 was published in 2012 and the second volume, The Black Watch, Fighting in the Frontline 1899-2006, was published in 2017.
Victoria Schofield read Modern History at the University of Oxford and was President of the Oxford Union in 1977. In 2004-05 she was the Visiting Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford in order to research and write the first biography of military historian and royal biographer, Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, entitled Witness to History: The Life of John Wheeler-Bennett (2012).
She joined The Round Table Editorial Board in 2005.