Chris Williams

University of Glasgow
Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry
Glasgow, UK
I am Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. My main clinical and research interest is in the evaluation of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches that provide wider access to care. This includes the free-access www.livinglifetothefull.com/www.llttf.com life skills course. I have an interest in written and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression, anorexia and bulimia and am a Past-President and Honorary Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies - the lead body for CBT in the UK (www.BABCP.com). I am a Director of Glasgow Institute of Psychosocial Interventions (GIPSI) - which has a focus on training and research in evidence-based psychosocial interventions. I am a medical adviser to Anxiety UK (www.anxietyuk.org.uk) and a Patron of the charity Triumph over Phobia (www.topuk.org). Myresearch has focused on the evaluation of CBT and CBT self-help interventions in low mood, bulimia, anorexia, medically unexplained symptoms and community-based classes for low mood and stress. My work has included developing online and also class based life skills programmes- which have been translated into Somali, Chinese and Romanian, as well as books in six other languages.