Holly Banfield

BSc (Hons), MSc

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am in my second year of clinical training and I am currently on my fourth placement at a Specialist Memory Service in Milton Keynes. My previous placements include:

  • The North Oxfordshire Learning Disability Team in Banbury
  • The Campbell Centre, Milton Keynes - an acute inpatient mental health service for adults
  • Milton Keynes Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)


Prior to training I worked as an Assistant Psychologist in a forensic mental health service for adults, where I enjoyed working in a large psychology team. I have also worked in a forensic CAMHS and in the community supporting adults with ASD and learning disabilities.


I am currently in the early stages of my doctoral research, which is focusing on the links between anxiety, worry and affective flexibility. This research is supervised by Professor Elaine Fox and Dr Maud Grol from the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN).

I am also interested in compassion and mindfulness based approaches. My dissertation's systematic review will focus on the impact of mindfulness on attention and cognitive flexibility.