Prof Michael Bloomfield
Managing Director, Consultant Psychiatrist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I’m an award-winning psychiatrist based in London. I’m Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience at University College London, where I lead the Translational Psychiatry Research Group, conducting research into the mechanisms underlying mental health problems. I also work as a consultant psychiatrist at the Traumatic Stress Clinic and University College London Hospitals. I teach students across medicine and the neurosciences, and I have published articles and papers in various leading international medical and scientific journals including the Lancet Psychiatry, World Psychiatry, the British Medical Journal and Nature After my medical training in Oxford, I worked in London and the Channel Islands, including as an air ambulance doctor. I began my psychiatry specialist training at Charing Cross Hospital and was later made a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellow at Hammersmith Hospital. During my research fellowship, I worked at the Maudsley Hospital and in the psychotherapy unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, before being awarded an Academic Clinical Fellowship and then Lectureship at University College London. I’ve worked in a range of specialist NHS services, including acute in-patient psychiatry, treatment-resistant psychosis, and a team for people experiencing severe mental illnesses, substance dependence and personality disorder. I’ve undertaken advanced training in enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the University of Oxford and I’m an Approved Clinician under section 12 of the Mental Health Act.