Clarivate highly cited researcher 2023: Professor Michael Bloomfield
Dr Alister Baird
27 Nov 2023
Early Career and Training
Professor Bloomfield's medical training at Oxford laid the foundation for his diverse career path, which included roles in London and the Channel Islands, and as an air ambulance doctor. His specialty training in psychiatry started at Charing Cross Hospital, followed by a pivotal role as a Medical Research Council clinical research fellow, setting the stage for his future research endeavours.
The focus of Professor Bloomfield's research began with his PhD thesis on the dopaminergic mechanisms underlying psychosis. This work was instrumental in guiding his subsequent research, particularly in understanding how early life experiences affect mental health. His research now encompasses the study of childhood and adolescence risk factors on brain function and mental illnesses, with a significant focus on the effects of cannabinoids.
Publications and Contributions
Professor Bloomfield’s extensive list of publications covers a wide range of topics within neuroscience. Key areas include dopamine dysfunction in individuals at high risk for psychosis, the impact of cannabis use on dopamine function, and the neurobiological aspects of schizophrenia. His research, published in leading medical journals, has advanced the understanding of psychiatric conditions and contributed to the development of new therapeutic approaches.
Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher Recognition
Professor Bloomfield's inclusion as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate is a testament to his influence in the field. This distinction is awarded to researchers who have authored papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their field and publication year in the Web of Science™ over the past decade. This accolade highlights the relevance and impact of his work in psychiatric neuroscience.
Professor Michael Bloomfield's career is a clear example of dedication and excellence in psychiatric neuroscience. His ongoing research continues to contribute valuable insights into the treatment and understanding of mental health conditions, influencing both current practices and future directions in the field. His work not only advances scientific knowledge but also serves as an inspiration for upcoming researchers in psychiatry and neuroscience.