Dr Katherine Bloomfield

Miss Katherine Bloomfield

Post Doctoral Research Associate | Project X Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School


Dr Katherine Bloomfield is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate currently working as a Research Fellow on the Infrastructure and Projects Authority endorsed ‘Project X’ - a collaborative partnership between academia and government for improving the performance of major government projects. Her research interests lie in the management of major projects, public sector procurement systems, outsourcing contracts and risk. During her three years as a Ph.D. researcher, Katherine worked closely with the UK’s Ministry of Defence and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Prior to this, Katherine read Business Economics at Hull University Business School, where she was awarded the Groves Gift in Economics, an undergraduate prize for academic performance.


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

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

Risk assessment in public contracts

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

Research interests

Public sector procurement, procurement law, contracting, risk, complex projects, project management.