Dr Lucy Oldfield

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Psychology and Clinical Psychologist
Department Psychology
Email l.oldfield (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 919 7887
Dr Lucy Oldfield


Dr Lucy Oldfield is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology. She currently practices in the NHS in an adult community setting focussed mainly on anxiety and mood disorders. She has specialist clinical knowledge and skills in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lucy has extensive experience of using empirically supported psychological models to help individuals and groups to further enrich their lives. Lucy also has experience of working in the private sector providing CBT-informed therapy to individuals and delivering wellbeing-focussed workshops to teams of professionals. Prior to pursuing her Clinical Psychology career Lucy served as a Metropolitan Police Officer for 6 years achieving the rank of Detective Sergeant. As a result of this she also brings a wealth of experience in diffusing conflict and managing difficult conversations to her clinical work.

Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange

Lucy has worked extensively to support wellbeing communication and the application of clinical psychology theory to the real world. Lucy makes real clinical practice accessible to the classroom and is committed to involving service users directly in this exchange of knowledge and experience. She has established partnerships with a plethora of services including those in the NHS, private and voluntary sector. Some examples include: NHS IAPT services, NHS neuro rehabilitation centres, NHS trauma clinics, private and voluntary sector advocacy and integrator services for mental health and wellbeing.

Research Interests

  • Wellbeing
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Criminal Justice System