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Dr. Bloomfield PhD MA BMBCh MRCPsych PGDip
ABOUT DR. BLOOMFIELD
I’m Dr Michael Bloomfield, an award-winning psychiatrist based in London. I’m a Principal Clinical Fellow 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 journals.
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.
Dr Bloomfield is often invited to advise international media on mental health research in the news.
I treat adults and my clinical specialities are:
Stress and trauma
British Medical Association's Margaret Temple Award for schizophrenia research.
British Association of Psychopharmaocology BAP Award.
Royal College of Psychiatrists Trainee of the Year award.
Awards from the European College of Neuropsychopharmocology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and other major international research societies.
University of Oxford, 2018, Post-Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Cognitive Therapy.
General Medical Council, 2018, Certificate of Completion of Training in General Psychiatry.
University College London, 2016, Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.
Imperial College London, 2016, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Medicine.
Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2014, Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
University of Oxford, 2009, Master of Arts in Natural Sciences (Physiological Sciences).
University of Oxford, 2007, Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery.
My PhD thesis was on dopaminergic mechanisms underlying psychosis. In my work, I explore how exposure to risk factors for mental illness during childhood and adolescence can alter brain and cognitive function to give rise to mental illnesses. My current research priorities include understanding how psychological trauma in childhood and adolescence induce vulnerability to psychosis in adulthood, and investigating the mechanisms of action of cannabinoids. More information on my academic work, including publications, is available here.
Positron emission tomography (PET).
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Arterial spin labelling (ASL).
Structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).
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You can book an appointment with me at my central London office for consultation, psychotherapy, review of medicines and medical report writing . You can book yourself or via GP referral. My fees are available on request. Appointments are available in English and Portuguese – please let us know if you require an interpreter.
I am recognised by the following private medical insurers:
General & Medical
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