Professor Amanda C de C Williams is a professor of clinical health psychology at University College London, and a consultant clinical psychologist at the Pain Management Centre, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a section editor for psychology on PAIN, and consults on research to the International Centre for Health and Human Rights.
As a clinician in an innovative inpatient and outpatient pain management programme at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, she carried out research that constituted part of her PhD, awarded in 1996. She joined University College London in 2004. Her research interests include evidence-based medicine applied to psychologically-informed interventions for pain, including systematic review and meta-analysis; evolutionary perspectives on pain; behavioural expression of pain and its interpretation; better recognition and treatment of pain from torture; and responsive wearable technology to extend healthcare into patients’ own environments.
She has written over 300 papers and chapters on pain and psychology; publications can be found by clikcing here.