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Professor Chris Hollis

Professor Chris Hollis

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Digital Mental Health, Director, NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative, University of Nottingham

Chris Hollis is Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Digital Mental Health at the University of Nottingham; Honorary Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Director of the NIHR MindTech MedTech Cooperative and NIHR Nottingham BRC Mental Health and Technology Theme Lead. He is Co-Director of the £4M MRC Digital Youth programme award. As Director of MindTech, Chris is passionate about harnessing digital technology and building its evidence-base in mental healthcare by bringing together patients, clinicians, academics and technology developers.

Chris was a key contributor to the 2020 World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) report: The digital mental health revolution: Transforming care through innovation and scale-up and he led the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership’s Top 10 research priorities for digital technology in mental healthcare (Hollis et al. Lancet Psychiatry, 2018). He was author of Youth Mental Health: Risks and Opportunities in the Digital World (World Psychiatry 21 (1), 81). He was Principal Investigator on the HTA ORBIT trial (Online Remote Behavioural Intervention for Tics; Hollis et al. Lancet Psychiatry, 2021) and the AQUA trial of QbTest, a computerised automated assessment for ADHD (Hollis et al. JCPP, 2018).  His pioneering pragmatic RCT of QbTest demonstrated its clinical effectiveness and led to widespread adoption in the UK and FDA approval in the US. He is special advisor to the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) for digital mental health technologies. He was an expert advisor to the NICE Digital IAPT Panel. He holds a prestigious two-term NIHR Senior Investigator Award.

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