Dr. Varey graduated from the Royal Military College (RMC) in 1989, serving first as field artillery officer before pursing an academic career. He is a graduate of both the MA (1995) and PhD (2005) War Studies programmes at RMC. His PhD dissertation examined British foreign policy in the context of the World Disarmament Conference and Anglo-French relations between 1932 and 1934. Since 2002, he has taught for the Department of History and for three years, beginning in 2005, he served in the Principal's Office at RMC, as the Project Coordinator and Liaison Officer. He now also coordinates the department's history courses for the Division of Continuing Studies.
- Ph.D. (Royal Military College)
- M.A. (Royal Military College)
- B.A. (Royal Military College)
- Modern European history
- 19th and 20th Century British foreign policy
- World Disarmament Conference, 1932-34
- Strategy and strategists
- HIE 203 - Introduction to Canadian Military History
- HIE 208 - Canadian Military History: A Study of War and Military History, 1867 to the Present
- HIE 271 - Introduction to Military History and Thought
- HIE 470 - Strategy and Strategists
- WS 500 - Theories of War from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
- Varey, David K., 'The Politics of Naval Aid: The Foreign Office, the Admiralty, and Anglo-Soviet Technical Co-operation, 1936-37', Diplomacy and Statecraft 14(2003), 50-68.
- Varey, David K., 'Making Eyes at Japan: Neville Chamberlain, the Foreign Office, and the Dilemmas of British Security, 1934', in Coleman, G. ed. The McNaughton Papers (The Canadian Journal of Strategic Studies, Winter 1995/96), 25-46.