Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese BSc MSc PhD

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

School of Psychology
Associate Professor and Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I have been a member of staff in the School of Psychology since 1988 and have combined my academic post with clinical psychology practice and managerial responsibilities in the NHS.


BSc, MSc, PhD


  • Born 1954 in the Netherlands
  • Move to Britain in 1972
  • Undergraduate psychology studies in London 1974-1977
  • Postgraduate studies and research fellowship in psychophysiology in Southampton 1977-1982
  • Clinical psychology training in Manchester 1982-1984
  • Clinical psychology NHS posts in Trafford and Salford 1984-1988
  • Joint appointment lecturer / senior psychologist Birmingham University and Dudley NHS 1988
    o NHS consultant post 1991
    o Senior lecturer appointment 1994
  • NHS consultant and management appointment Shropshire 2001
  • Retired from NHS 2009, continued Birmingham University post and started private clinical practice and consultancy service
  • Director CPD ClinPsych D appointment 2010-present
  • Qualified as in Expert Witness for Family Courts, Cardiff University Law School 2011


LD module for Clin PsychD doctoral course


Learning Disabilities (LD): parents with LD, CBT and LD, mental health and LD

Other activities

External examiner for Dublin and Glasgow Universities ClinPsychD courses


Recent publications


Unwin, G, Stenfert-Kroese, B, Rogers, G, Swain, S, Hiles, S, Clifford, C, Farrell, D & Willner, P 2023, 'Some observations on remote delivery of eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing to people with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 205-215. https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12452

Ee, J, Stenfert Kroese, B & Rose, J 2022, 'Specialist Mental Health Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Singapore -: What Do Stakeholders Think of Them and How Do They Relate to Service Accomplishments?', Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 130-150. https://doi.org/10.1080/19315864.2022.2029647

Ee, J, Stenfert Kroese, B & Rose, J 2021, 'A systematic review of the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of health and social care professionals towards people with learning disabilities and mental health problems', British Journal of Learning Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1111/bld.12401

Ee Yao Hong, J, Stenfert Kroese, B & Rose, J 2021, 'Experiences of mental health professionals providing services to adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research studies', Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1177/17446295211016182

Ee, J, Lim, JM, Stenfert Kroese, B & Rose, J 2021, 'Services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems in Singapore: perspectives from mainstream mental health professionals', International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 371-380. https://doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2021.1932394

Ee Yao Hong, J, Lim, JM, Stenfert Kroese, B & Rose, J 2021, 'Understanding the mental health experiences of adult men with intellectual disabilities in Singapore', Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-06-2021-0029

Ee, J, Kroese, BS, Lim, JM & Rose, J 2021, 'What do specialist mental health professionals think of the mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities in Singapore?', Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1177/17446295211030094

Unwin, G, Willott, S, Hendrickson, S & Stenfert Kroese, B 2019, 'Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for adults with intellectual disabilities: Process issues from an acceptability study', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 635-647. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12557

Rose, J, Nice, L, Stenfert Kroese, B, Powell, T & Oyebode, JR 2019, 'The role of relationship reciprocity and self-efficacy on well-being and burnout in clinical psychology trainees', Clinical Psychology Forum, vol. 315. <https://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/journals-and-periodicals/clinical-psychology-forum-no-315-march-2019.html>

Tsimopoulou, I, Stenfert Kroese, B, Unwin, G, Azmi, S & Jones, C 2018, 'A case series to examine whether people with learning disabilities can learn prerequisite skills for cognitive behavioural therapy', Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, vol. 11, 1700023X, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X1700023X

Unwin, GL, Stenfert Kroese, B & Blumson, J 2018, 'An Evaluation of a Mental Health Promotion Programme to Improve Emotional, Social and Coping Skills in Children and Young People Attending Special Schools', Frontiers in Education, vol. 3, 93. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2018.00093

Larkin, M, Unwin, G, Iyer, M, Tsimopoulou, I, Zahid, S, Malik, K, Stenfert Kroese, B & Rose, JL 2018, 'Cultural affordance, social relationships, and narratives of independence: Understanding the meaning of social care for adults with intellectual disabilities from minority ethnic groups in the UK', International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2018.1469807

Malik, KJ, Unwin, G, Larkin, M, Kroese, BS & Rose, J 2017, 'The complex role of social care services in supporting the development of sustainable identities: Insights from the experiences of British South Asian women with intellectual disabilities', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 63, pp. 74-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2017.02.005

Unwin, G, Larkin, M, Rose, J, Kroese, BS & Malcolm, S 2016, 'Developing resources to facilitate culturally-sensitive service planning and delivery – doing research inclusively with people with learning disabilities', Research Involvement & Engagement, vol. 2, no. 1, 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-016-0031-1

Unwin, G, Tsimopoulou, I, Stenfert Kroese, B & Azmi, S 2016, 'Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programmes for anxiety or depression in adults with intellectual disabilities: a review of the literature', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 51-52, pp. 60-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2015.12.010

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