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Research interests

Michael is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Development in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. He is a Research Associate at the Oxford Department of International Development and a Research Fellow at the Earth System Governance Project.

His research focuses on global environmental politics and the politics of global supply chains.

He consults on the environmental management of extractive industries in both developing and developed countries.

Prior to his current position, Michael was Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance at the University of Oxford. He has also taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he completed his PhD in International Relations.

Education/Academic qualification

International Relations, Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics

International Relations, Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia

Political Science, Master of Arts, University of Victoria

External positions

Research Associate, University of Oxford

1 Mar 201728 Feb 2019

Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project

1 Jan 2010 → …


  • JZ International relations
  • Global Political Economy
  • Environmental and Resource Politics
  • Global Commodity Chains
  • Business Power and Agency
  • South-South Trade
  • Transnatonal Activism

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Projects 2017 2025

Hidden Costs Project

Bloomfield, M.


Project: Research council

Research Output 2010 2019

New Directions in Earth System Governance Research

Earth System Governance New Directions Lead Authors & Bloomfield, M., 29 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Earth System Governance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corporations as public policy actors: the role of private governance

Bloomfield, M., 2018, 12 p. University of Bath.

Research output: Other contribution

How activism pushes companies to be political

Bloomfield, M., 17 Jan 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access