Clinical psychology team

Image of Zoe BradshawDr Zoe Bradshaw 
Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Wilsic Hall School

I joined the Hesley Group in 2009 and lead the Applied Psychology Team in the two Hesley schools and the Specialist College, plus have clinical oversight of the Assistant Psychologist (Support) team.  The role involves service-level audit and strategic development, managerial and clinical supervision, training staff, direct and indirect assessment and therapeutic work.  Therapeutic work often focuses on relationships, emotional health & well-being and behaviours that challenge. 

Before joining the Hesley Group, I worked for NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in North Nottinghamshire for about 10 years.  During this time I worked as part of the Tier 3 CAMHS multidisciplinary team and the Neurodevelopmental Disability team – being involved in developing services for children and adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum, as well as diagnostic assessments and providing a therapeutic service.    

I gained a first class degree in Human Psychology from Aston University in 1996 and completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Sheffield University in 2000.  I have completed additional training in the diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Neuropsychological Assessments, Systemic Therapy, Theraplay and Sex and Relationships Education.  

My interest in working with children with disabilities and behaviour that challenges began as an undergraduate, during a voluntary placement at a school in Birmingham.  I enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team to try to understand why people behave and feel the way they do, with the aim of helping people to get on, feel understood and be happy.  

Outside of work, I practice yoga, enjoy countryside walks with my partner and our spaniels, and listen to lots of music. We try to get to as many festivals in our campervan as possible!

Meet another member of the Clinical Psychologist Team...
Adam Whalley - Assistant Psychologist at Low Laithes
Emma Garner - Assistant Psychologist (Clinical) at Hesley Village
Dr Ian Watkiss - Principal Clinical Psychologist at Hesley Village
Jenna Schofield - Assistant Psychologist at Wilsic Hall School, Fullerton House School & Specialist Colleges
Julia Mills - Assistant Psychologist (Clinical) at Hesley Village