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Professor Brian Bloomfield

Emeritus Professor

Charles Carter Building



Tel: +44 1524 510963

PhD supervision

I would be interested in supervising topics in the following areas: the social imaginaries that inform and motivate the deployment of new technologies in addressing problems of organisation/organising and social ordering more generally. Debates about human enhancement technologies, particularly in relation to the workplace.

Research Interests

The sociology of science and technology. Issues of power and knowledge in relation to the development and use of information technology. Problems of order/disorder and technology. Technology, time and narrative. The modernisation of public services.

Current Teaching


OWT.326 Organising in the Digital Age: Power, technology & identity

OWT.327 Technology and Organisation: Society and risk


M.Sc. Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change:

  1. ITO.001 Interpretations of Information, Technology and Organisations
  2. ITO.005 Social Aspects of the Digital Age

MA Human Resource and Knowledge Management:

  1. OWT.508 Research in Organisational Settings


BSc (Lancaster), PhD (Open)

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