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Research Profile

Prof Mick Bloor  

Selected Publications


Bloor, M., Wood, F. (2009) Keywords in Qualitative Methods, a vocabulary of research concepts, Japanese Edition: Kaneko Shobo, ISBN 978-4-7608-2625-4.


Journal Articles

Bloor, M., Sampson, H., Baker, S., Dahlgren, K. (2013) 'The instrumental use of technical doubts: Technological controversies, investment decisions and air pollution controls in the global shipping industry' Science and Public Policy, doi: 10.1093/scipol/sct050.

Bloor, M. (2011)  An essay on ‘health capital’ and the Faustian bargains struck by workers in the globalised shipping industry, Sociology of Health & Illness, 33:973-986.

Gekara, V., Bloor, M., Sampson, H. (2011) 'Computer-based Assessment in Safety-Critical Industries: The Case of Shipping', Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 63(1): 87-100

Munro, A. and Bloor, M. (2010) 'Process evaluation: the new miracle ingredient in public health research?' Qualitative Research, 10: 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/1468794110380522.

Jenkins, N., Bloor, M., Fischer, J., Berney, L., Neale, J. (2010) 'Putting it in context: the use of vignettes in qualitative interviewing', Qualitative Research, 10 (2): 175-198 ISSN: 1468-7941.

Ellis, N., Bloor, M., Sampson, H. (2010) ‘Patterns of Seafarer Injuries’, Maritime Policy & Management, 37(2): 121-128 ISSN 0308-8839.

Bloor, M., Fincham, B., Sampson, H. (2010) ‘Unprepared for the worst: risks of harm for qualitative researchers’, Methodological Innovations Online, 5(1): 45-55.

Bloor, M. (2010) 'Commentary: the researcher's obligation to bring about good', Qualitative Social Work, 9 (1): 17-20 ISSN:1473-3250

Bloor, M., Sampson, H. (2009) ‘Regulatory enforcement of labour standards in an outsourcing globalized industry: the case of the shipping industry’, Work, Employment & Society, 23(4): 711-726, Sage, ISSN 0905-0170.

Sampson, H., Bloor, M., Fincham, B. (2008) 'A Price Worth Paying? Considering the 'Cost' of Reflexive Research Methods and the Influence of Feminist Ways of 'Doing', Sociology, 42(5): 919-933, DOI:10.1177/0038038508094570.

Bloor M. (2008) 'James Leatham’s eye-witness account of William Morris’s 1888 visit to Aberdeen', Journal of William Morris Studies, 18: 22-34.



Bloor, M., Baker, S., Sampson, H., Dahlgren, K. (2013), ‘Effectiveness of international regulation of pollution controls: the case of the governance of ship emissions’, Cardiff University, ISBN: 1-900174-44-8

Bloor, M., Baker, S., Sampson, H., Dahlgren, K. (2013) ‘Issues in the Enforcement of Future International Regulations on Ships’ Carbon Emissions’, Cardiff University, ISBN: 1-900174-45-6

Bloor M, Baker S, Sampson H (2011) Written evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Enquiry on Sulphur Emissions by Ships

Sampson, H., Gekara, V., Bloor, M. (2009) ‘EMSA commissioned study of computer-based assessment in association with the issue of seafarer licences’ Lisbon: EMSA

Bloor, M., Fincham, B., Sampson, H. (2007) QUALITI (NCRM) Commissioned Inquiry Into the Risk to Well-being of Researchers in Qualitative Research, Cardiff: QUALITI.


Contributions to Edited Works

Bloor, M. and Munro, A. (2011) 'Sociological aspects of substance misuse' in D. Pilgrim et al. (eds) Handbook of Mental Health and Illness, 350-366, London: Sage, ISBN 978-1-84787-382-8.

Bloor M (2010)‘The South Wales Miners Federation, Miners’ Lung and the instrumental use of expertise, 1900-1950’, in M. Akrich, Y. Barthe & C. Remy (eds) Sante, Environment et Mobilization, Presse de l’Ecole des Mines: Paris.

Belousov, K., Horlick-Jones, T., Bloor, M., Gilinskiy, Y., Golbert, V., Kostikovsky, Y., Levi, M. and Pentsov, D. (2010) ‘Any Port in a Storm: fieldwork difficulties in dangerous and crisis-ridden situations’, G. Szarycz (ed) Critical Essays in Methodological Practice, Cambria Press, Youngstown, New York.

Bloor, M. (2010) ‘Addressing Social Problems Through Qualitative Research’, D. Silverman (ed) Qualitative Research: theory, method and practice, Sage: London, 3rd revised edition.


Conference Proceedings

Ellis, N., Bloor, M, and Sampson, H. (2009) Patterns in Injury Reporting. SIRC Symposium 2009, Cardiff University, 8-9 July, ISBN 1-900174-36-7.