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Dr Michael Bloomfield
Division of Psychiatry
B Wing, 6th Floor, Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7BN
Appointment
  • Senior Clinical Research Associate
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

Dr Bloomfield is a UCL Excellence Fellow.  He leads the Translational Psychiatry Research Group and is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Traumatic Stress Clinic based in St Pancras Hospital in London.  He studied Natural Sciences (Physiological Sciences) specialising in neuroscience, pharmacology and psychology, and then Clinical Medicine at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.  He completed his medical Foundation training internships in London and the Channel Islands, where he worked as an air ambulance doctor.  He began his clinical Psychiatry training on the Charing Cross rotation, where he worked at Charing Cross and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals.  He was then appointed a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellow at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre Psychiatric Imaging Group under Prof Oliver Howes based at the Imperial College London Institute of Clinical Sciences in Hammersmith Hospital.  His PhD thesis was on dopaminergic mehanisms underlying psychosis.  During his research fellowship he worked in Prof Howes' clinic for treatment-resistant psychosis at the Maudsley Hospital and in psychotherapy at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.  Upon completion of Dr Bloomfield's research fellowship he was appointed to an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Psychiatry at UCL where he worked clinically in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at University College Hospital, London.  Dr Bloomfield is currently an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at UCL.  He has worked clinically in acute in-patient psychiatry at St Pancras Hospital,  in a community recovery and rehabilitation team for people with psychosis, in the Camden Crisis Resolution Team for people experiencing an acute mental health crisis and needing intensive home treatment and Assertive Outreach Team, a community team for people experiencing severe mental illnesses and other mental health problems including substance dependence and personality disorder.  Dr Bloomfield is undertaking advanced training in cognitive psychotherapy with the University of Oxford. 

Research Summary

Dr Bloomfield's work seeks to understand the mechanisms underlying how exposure to risk factors for mental illness during childhood and adolescence alter brain and cognitive function to give rise to mental illnesses so that new treatment and preventative interventions can be developed.  He has been awarded the British Medical Association's Margaret Temple Award for schizophrenia research, the British Association of Psychopharmaocology's BAP Award for Junior Clinical Psychopharmacologist of the Year and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Trainee of the Year award.  In addition he has received young investigator awards from the European College of Neuropsychopharmocology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and major international research societies. 

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Teaching Summary

Dr Bloomfield teaches undergraduate medical students, membership candidates for the Royal College of Psychiatrists examinations, and Specialty Registrars. 

He teaches Masters students in Mental Health Sciences.  He supervises Masters students in Mental Health Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience and Natural Science.

Academic Background
2018 P.Grad Dip Postgraduate Diploma – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy University of Oxford
2016 PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Medical Education University College London
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Clinical Medicine Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
2014 MRCPsych Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Psychiatry Royal College of Psychiatrists
2009 MA Oxon MA Oxon – Natural Sciences University of Oxford
2007 BM BCh Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery University of Oxford
2002 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Physiological Science University of Oxford
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