Xanthis works with University College London, CHIME to conduct academic research in this new and growing field. We are working to add to global knowledge about the use, success, implementation and commercialisation of online psychological tools.

Dr Henry Potts

Dr Henry W. W. Potts CStat is a lecturer at the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME) in UCL Medical School.

Henry Potts did his first degree at the University of Cambrdige and then a PhD in health psychology at King's College London, before training as a statistician (University of Oxford) and a move into health informatics. He was a research fellow at the School of Public Policy in UCL working on Design-a-Trial, decision support software to help individuals design randomised controlled trials.

He next worked in Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine on Cancer Research UK-funded projects on psychosocial aspects of cancer. A grant here funded research on online support groups for individuals affected by cancer. He moved to his current position at UCL in 2004 and has been involved in several projects on the socio-technical aspects of health technology systems. A major meta-narrative review on the electronic healthcare record is published by Milbank Quarterly in December 2009. Dr Potts has a particular focus on patient use of the Internet and "Web 2.0" approaches.

Dr Potts has published highly-cited work on patient use of the Internet. He was a co-author on a recent paper on habit formation in the European Journal of Social Psychology (as covered by international media) and, with Prof. Susan Michie, he has recently won a grant from the NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to study public attitudes to swine flu.

Henry works with Xanthis to research and publish in the areas of mental health, cCBT and preventative cCBT.