Amanda C de C Williams

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Amanda C de C Williams is a Reader – Professor from October 2020 - in clinical health psychology at University College London, and a consultant clinical psychologist at the Pain Management Centre, University College London Hospital, UK. She also works for the International Centre for Health and Human Rights, and is Section Editor for Psychology on PAIN. She was a full-time clinician in an inpatient and outpatient pain management programme for many years, and research on this programme formed part of her PhD. She also worked in a torture survivor charity part-time. After obtaining her PhD in 1996, she moved increasingly into academic work, joining University College London in 2004. Her research interests include evidence-based medicine applied to psychologically-based treatments for pain; evolutionary perspectives on pain; behavioural expression of pain and its interpretation by clinicians; 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 on .

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