Dr Katherine Bloomfield

Dr Katherine Bloomfield

Post Doctoral Research Associate | Project X Research Fellow

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Dr. Katherine Bloomfield is a Post Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Hull and Research Fellow to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority endorsed ‘Project X’ - a collaborative partnership between academia and government for improving the performance of major government projects and programmes.

Katherine's research interests lie in the initiation and conception of major projects, to which she applies her knowledge of systems thinking, complex systems, public procurement, contracts and risk. Her current portfolio of researched projects cover numerous major projects from a broad range government departments, including the Home Office, the Department for Transport, the Crown Commercial Service and the Ministry of Defence. Katherine is a member of the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull and a former researcher for the Risk Institute at the University of Hull.

Prior to her position as an IPA Project X Research Fellow, Katherine was awarded a Ph.D. scholarship in Systems Science, working closely with the UK’s Ministry of Defence and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to solve the complex challenges associated with systemic risk in national defence procurement systems. More recently, Katherine’s research been nominated for the Association for Project Managers (APM) Doctorate of the Year Award 2020.

Undergraduate

Ad Hoc Lecturer: Katherine has taught and supported modules in European Business in a Global Context and Business Law & Ethics.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Risk assessment in public contracts

Bloomfield, K. (2019). Risk assessment in public contracts. European Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review, 14(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.21552/epppl/2019/1/4

Systemic risk in major public contracts

Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2019). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, 35(2), 667-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.10.005

Research interests

Major project and programme management, complex systems, risk, exchange governance, public sector procurement.