Associate Research Fellow
Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research F05
Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research, University of Exeter, Queens Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QQ, UK
Tess Bloomfield is an Associate Research Fellow on the Hidden Wounds research project, working with Professor Ed Watkins and Professor Paul Farrand. Hidden Wounds is a collaborative project developed by the Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes and the University of Exeter, to offer low-intensity psychological services to veterans, veterans’ dependents and the dependents of currently serving personnel, who are experiencing common mental health difficulties. The research project has developed bespoke, evidence-based psychological interventions, and the research team are responsible for supporting the use of these interventions by the PWP workforce, and evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions, for further development.
Having previously worked as an Assistant Psychologist for two years in primary care mental health services in Somerset and Wiltshire, Tess trained as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in 2014, and worked as a PWP in veterans’ services for a year following the completion of her training. Tess has also contributed to service development, co-conducting research to evaluate patient-initiated follow-up processes for cancer survivors.
BSc (Hons) Sociology, University of Bristol (2011)
MSc Psychology, Oxford Brookes University (2014)
PGCert. Low-Intensity Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies (IAPT), University of Exeter (2015)