Professor Amanda C. Williams

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 Hospital, UK. She also works for the International Centre for Health and Human Rights, and is Section Editor for Psychology on PAIN.

As a clinician in an inpatient and outpatient pain management programme, she carried out research, completing her PhD in 1996. She joined University College London in 2004. Her research interests include evidence-based medicine applied to psychologically-informed interventions for pain; 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 on

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