Dr Chris Williams is Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. His main clinical and research interest is in the evaluation of self-help approaches that provide wider access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches.
He has researched various written and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression, anorexia and bulimia and is a Past-President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies – the lead body for CBT. He is a Director of Glasgow Institute of Psychosocial Interventions (GIPSI) – which has a focus on training and research in evidence-based psychosocial interventions. He is Patron of the charity Triumph over Phobia and also a Medical adviser and “Agony Uncle” to Anxiety UK. His research has focused on the evaluation of CBT and CBT self-help interventions in low mood, bulimia, anorexia, medically unexplained symptoms and with carers.