Professor Chris Williams
Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
Living life to the full across the lifespan
Dr Chris Williams is Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. His main work is in the development and evaluation of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches that aim to provide wider access to care. This includes the free-access life skills course which is the most recommended cCBT product in NHS England IAPT services and mental health trusts (Bennion et al, 2017 BMJ Open).
He is an award winning author of a wide range of written and computer-based self-help supports for low mood, stress and more. He is medical adviser to Anxiety UK (www.anxietyuk.org.uk) and Patron of the charity Triumph over Phobia (www.topuk.org). His work has included developing online and also class-based life skills programmes- which have been translated into Somali, French, Chinese, Italian, Urdu and Romanian, as well as books in six other languages. He is a Past-President on 2 occasions of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (www.babcp.com) – the lead body for CBT in the UK.