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Dr Julian Bloomer

Dr Julian Bloomer

BA (NUI Maynooth), MSc (Cranfield), PG Dip Statistics (TCD) and PhD (TCD)
Assistant Lecturer

Research interests

Human-environment relations; rural livelihoods; development studies; political ecology; geographies of illicit networks and trade.


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I was Chair of the Conference of Irish Geographers 2022 which was held in Limerick in May 2022. I am the current Secretary of the Geographical Society of Ireland.

Recent publications:

Weiner, D, Bloomer, J, Ó Conchúir, R and Dalton, C. 2022. The Role of Volunteers and Citizen Scientists in Addressing Declining Water Quality in Irish River Catchments. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 7(1): 13, pp. 1–12. DOI

"The only honest thief: Critiquing the role of human smugglers", in, Haven: The Mediterranean Crisis and Human Security, edited by Professor John Morrissey, 2020, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781788115476 Available here

"Turning cannabis into cash: Agrarian change and Lesotho's evolving experience", ÉchoGéo, 2019, 48, 1-22, Available (open access) here


Postgraduate Supervision:

Dickson Boateng (2021-to date): Title: A political ecology approach to low-carbon transition in rural Ghana. MIC Geography Department Scholarship

Donna Weiner (2020-to date):  Title: Citizen Science Investigations – river environmental stewardship (CSI-River). EPA Scholarship # 2019-PhD-AF-26 & Mary Immaculate College Geography Department Assistantship