Dr Frances Blumenfeld

Clinical Director
School of Health and Social Care
Dr Frances Blumenfeld
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873125

  • Location

    2S2.5.13, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Part-Time, 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)



Dr Frances Blumenfeld is ProgrammeDirector and Clinicallead on theDoctorate in Clinical Psychology. She read psychology, sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University Israel, trained in the early 80's in clinical psychology in Israel.She obtained a statement of equivalence from British Psychological Society 1992. She undertook a top-up doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UEA which was completed in 2008 and entitled Empathy and Attachment amongst Young Offenders. From 1992-1997 she lived in the USA and worked in mental health counselling and mediation. She undertook a family therapy training at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. In her early careerbefore startin gherclinical training and whilst undertaking it she worked inresearch in criminology. Since coming back to England in 1998, she has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cambridge. She worked for seven years of that time in the Cambridgeshire Youth Offending Team. She works clinically in a child and adolescent mental health service. Her research interests are in the interface between mental health and the criminal justice system. She joined Essex in December 2008.


  • B.A. Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology, University Tel Aviv, Israel

  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University Tel Aviv, Israel

  • D.Clin.Psy. UEA

Research and professional activities

Current research

Currently involved in multidisciplinary research project evaluating a project working with mothers who have had their children removed.

A study into the effects on expert witness reports of new legislation.

+44 (0) 1206 873125


2S2.5.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Part-Time, 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)