Dr Chris Williams is Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. His main clinical and research interest is in the evaluation of educational self-help approaches based on the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach
He has researched various written and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression, anorexia and bulimia and has twice been President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies – the lead body for CBT in the United Kingdom. He is Patron of the charity Triumph over Phobia and a Medical adviser to Anxiety UK. His research has focused on the evaluation CBT self-help interventions in low mood and anxiety, bulimia, anorexia, medically unexplained symptoms and with carers. He is a BABCP accredited CBT practitioner, and has an Honorary Contract as a CBT therapist with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Dr Williams is also Director of Five Areas Ltd which has developed this site and a wide range of widely recommended wellbeing resources. He is an award-winning author and his books and websites are widely used in the UK, Ireland, and North America.