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Shaun Bloomfield

  • MSci., PhD
  • Marie Curie Fellow
  • Trinity College Dublin Department of Public Health and Primary Care
  • 28PublicationsNumber of items in Shaun's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 11Followers

Research interests

Forecasting MethodsSpace WeatherSolar Physics


During his academic career, Dr. Bloomfield has researched atmospheric dynamics and flare activity on the Sun and other cool stars. He has extensive knowledge of sophisticated Stokes polarization techniques for retrieving solar 3-D magnetic fields and their application on high-performance computing systems, solar and stellar flare processes, advanced Fourier and wavelet time series analysis methods, and high-cadence imaging. He holds Co-Investigator status on numerous successful telescope time allocation proposals and instrumentation funding applications, has co-authored 23 published journal articles (including 6 as lead-author), has lectured in a final-year undergraduate astrophysics course, supervised undergraduate physics teaching laboratories, run undergraduate small group tutorials, and has been a supervisor of both undergraduate and postgraduate student projects.

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Recent publications

  • Deceleration and Dispersion of Large-scale Coronal Bright Fronts

    • Long D
    • Gallagher P
    • McAteer R
    • et al.
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  • The Evolution of Sunspot Magnetic Fields Associated with a Solar Flare

    • Murray S
    • Bloomfield D
    • Gallagher P
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Professional experience

Marie Curie Fellow

Trinity College Dublin

January 2010 - Present

Proba2 Instrument Scientist

Trinity College Dublin

October 2007 - December 2009(2 years)

Max Planck Research Fellow

Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research

April 2006 - September 2007(a year)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Queen's University of Belfast

July 2005 - March 2006(8 months)


PhD. in Astrophysics

The Queen's University of Belfast

September 2001 - July 2005(4 years)

MSci. (1st Hons.) in Physics with Astrophysics

The Queen's University of Belfast

September 1997 - July 2001(4 years)