Dr Fiona Bloomer


Fiona Bloomer is a Senior Lecturer at Ulster University, in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. Her research centres on abortion, and its intersections with policy, stigma, and faith. She has led on studies of abortion as a workplace issue, the political discourse on abortion, the translation of human rights norms into discourses on abortion, as well as collaborating on a study of adult community education on abortion.

Fiona’s research findings have been published in international journals including the Culture Health and Sexuality, Health and Human Rights and Critical Social Policy. She is co-author of Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective (2019), and co-edited Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island (2018).

Fiona is a founding member of the Reproductive Health Law and Policy Advisory Group. In 2016 she hosted the UKs first international interdisciplinary conference on abortion: Abortion and Reproductive Justice- The Unfinished Revolution II. She is regularly called on to provide expert opinion on abortion policy to the media, as well as to national and international inquiries such into abortion access. She is a member of the editorial board of Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care.