Amy McKeown, a graduate of our MSc in Health Informatics course and soon to have a honorary appointment at CHIME, has had three conference presentations accepted recently. Amy’s Master’s thesis was a realist review on the use of computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy (CCBT) in the prevention of mental health problems. This included a case study on Xanthis, the CCBT product developed by her own company, Xanthis Ltd.
The research showed there to be a strong evidence base for CCBT as being effective in preventing and treating the early stages of stress, anxiety and depression. Amy’s work was recognised with a £1000 prize for the best health informatics dissertation at UCL, awarded by Dr Foster Intelligence. Amy and I are now disseminating the work further, with two presentations accepted at the First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 in Amsterdam in October (“Realist literature review of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) for prevention and early intervention in anxiety and depression” and “Real world case studies of a preventative computerised cognitive behavioural (cCBT) package being used to support employees within large UK organisations”), and a third accepted at Medicine 2.0: Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health in Toronto in September (“Computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy for prevention and early intervention in anxiety and depression: A case study of Xanthis”).
Dr Henry Potts