Dr Henry Potts

Curriculum Vitae

Contact details - Employment history - Education - Publications & presentations - Grants awarded
Teaching - Computer skills - Other interests


D.O.B.: January 1971

Contact details:

Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME),
University College London,
3rd floor, Wolfson House,
Stephenson Way,
London, NW1 2HE.

tel: (020) 3549 5303
fax: (020) 7288 3322
e-mail: h.potts[at]ucl.ac.uk
web: CHIME Home Page
 

Education & professional qualifications:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Technologies (Oct 2006-2009), Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, UCL

Chartered Scientist (Feb 2009), Science Council

Chartered Statistician (Nov 2005), Royal Statistical Society

MSc in Applied Statistics (Oct 1995-Sep 1996), Department of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford (Somerville College)
Project: "Bootstrapping multidimensional scaling output."

PhD (Oct 1992-Oct 1999), Department of Psychology / ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Institute of Psychiatry (King's College, London, University of London)
Thesis: "Human food rejections."

2:1 BA (Hons.), Natural Sciences (Oct 1988-Jul 1991), University of Cambridge (Girton College)
Part 2 (2:1): Psychology
Project (1st): "Interpretation of ambiguous information related to threat in anxiety"
Part IB (1st - Senior Scholar): Experimental Psychology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Animal Biology
Part IA (1st - Exhibitioner): Biology of Organisms, Biology of Cells, Physics, Maths

Driving licence (1994, full and clean)
Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 4 (1992)
Certificate in Venepuncture (Whittington Hospital, 1989)
 

Employment:

Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education, UCL (2010-ongoing)

Lecturer in Graduate Programmes (Health Informatics and Risk Management), Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education, University College London Medical School, UCL (2004-2010; contract work 2003-4)

Research psychologist (2002-2003)/medical statistician (2000-2004), Cancer Research UK London Psychosocial Group, Institute of Psychiatry/Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College, London

Research fellow, Knowledge Management Centre, School of Public Policy, University College London (1999-2002)

I was working on the development of Design-a-Trial, a decision-support system to aid in the design of high quality randomised controlled trials, both from the perspective of the human 'expert' on trial design as a statistician, and on human-computer interface issues as a psychologist. I also provided statistical support for other projects in the centre.
Medical statistician, ICRF Medical Statistics Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine (1997-1999)
I worked mainly in a consultancy role to ICRF research units round the country. My work covered a wide variety of disciplines, from pathology to psychology. I also taught statistics to various groups and carried out some statistical research of my own.
Individual statistics tutoring for social sciences postgraduate students (1995-1996)
Voluntary work in Camden Council hostel for the mentally ill (1991-1992)
Pharmacist's shop assistant, London (various periods in 1990-1992)
GP receptionist, London (various periods in 1990-1992)
Shop assistant, Grapevine radical bookshop co-operative, Cambridge (1991)
 

Grants, awards &c.:

Nominet Trust (2014- ): Shift.ms. £100,000.

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) (2014- ): Newman M, Griffin A, Park S, Jones M, Khan N, Potts H, Anagnostelis B. London Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) International Collaborating Centre (BICC).

UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences and linked Biomedical Research Centres: UCL SLMS Grand Challenges PhD Studentship (2014-7): Woolf K, Potts H. Shedding light on the ethnic attainment gap: The influence of intercultural relations on students' learning and performance. £81,600 (studentship to be advertised)

Named contributor on... National Institute for Health Research & partners (2014-9): UCL, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London School of Economics, Institute of Education, University of East London, UCL Partners, London Deanery et al. NIHR CLAHRC North Thames. £9,000,000 (NIHR) + £954,000 (partners) + £34.4 million (partners 'in kind')

Department of Health Policy Research Programme (2013-5): Amlôt R, Rubin GJ, White P, Yardley L, Michie S, Briggs P, Harris P (with Jones E, Potts H, Petts J, Little P, Roderick P as named staff). Improving communication with the public about antivirals and vaccination during the next pandemic. £506,878.

National Institute for Health Research (2012-3): Rubin J, Amlôt R, Fear N, Potts H, Michie S. Evaluating and improving communication with the public during a pandemic, using rapid turn around telephone surveys. £168,671.

The Health Foundation (2011-2): Reid A, Graham L, Barnard M, Potts H, Noble L, Mulnier H, Forbes A. Co-creating Health (CCH) Phase 2: Joint Local Evaluation Plan for Whittington Health and Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital. £40,000.

National Institute for Health Research (2009-10): Michie S, Potts H. Public responses to swine flu communications: A longitudinal analysis. £53,618. (Media reports)

UCL CALT Secondment (2008): Potts H, Barnard M, Jenkins C, Mavroskoufis J, Hughes J, Peacock A. Supporting continuing learning by the expert diabetic patient through online resources. £1,895.

NHS Service Delivery & Organisation (2006-9): Potts H, Keen J, Nicholls J, Patterson D, Blandford A, Martin C. In-depth study of three e-Health approaches to the enhancement of clinical care and its delivery. £299,970.

New South Wales Health (2006-9): Bate P, Robert G, Potts H. Evaluation services for the NSW Clinical Services Redesign Program. Aus$360,000 (£150,000). (CHIME news story)

Cancer Research UK (2004-5): Ramirez A, Bish A, Burgess C, Potts H, Hunter M. Reducing delayed presentation in older women with breast cancer: evaluating an intervention, approx. £1,500,000 (2004-9). Graham J, Manley C, Ramirez A, Potts H. Improving the quality of working lives of clinicians delivering cancer care: Does involvement with Department of Health initiatives designed to improve patient care also improve the quality of working lives of doctors? approx. £500,000 (2004-9). Joint total confirmed funding for 2004-5: £205,144.

NHS Direct Online research and evaluation partner (2003): Wyatt J, Wright P, Potts H. Research, evaluation, assessment & strategy for Online (REASON).

Guy's & St Thomas' Charitable Foundation Research & Development Awards (2002-3): Ramirez A, Potts H. Can interaction on the internet provide useful social support for UK cancer patients? £26,450.


Publications and presentations:

Refereed journal articles and conference proceedings:
Carter EM, Potts HWW (2014). Predicting length of stay from an electronic patient record system: A primary total knee replacement example. BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 14, 26. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-14-26 (Highly accessed; 4th most viewed of the past 30 days in the journal, 21 Apr & 30 Apr-4 May 14; 62nd equal most viewed of the past year, 30 Jul. Over 1200 views via BioMed Central in first month.) (2012 journal impact factor 2.2) - Full text

Potts HWW, Anderson JE, Colligan L, Leach P, Davis S, Berman J (2014). Assessing the validity of prospective hazard analysis methods: A comparison of two techniques. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 41. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-41 (26th most viewed of the past 30 days in the journal, 26 Feb 14; 17th most forwarded article of the past 30 days in the journal, 15 Mar 14) (2012 journal impact factor 1.8) - Full text

Scior K, Bradley CE, Potts HWW, Woolf K, Williams ACdeC (2014). What predicts performance during clinical psychology training? British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53(2), 194-212 . doi:10.1111/bjc.12035 (2012 journal impact factor 2.3) - Full text

Benson T, Potts HWW, Whatling JM, Patterson D (2013). Comparison of howRU and EQ-5D measures of health-related quality of life in an outpatient clinic. Informatics in Primary Care, 21(1), 12-7. doi:10.14236/jhi.v21i1.9 (2012 SCImago journal impact factor 0.7) - Full text

McManus IC, Dewberry C, Nicholson S, Dowell JS, Woolf K, Potts HWW (2013). Construct-level predictive validity of educational attainment and intellectual aptitude tests in medical student selection: Meta-regression of six UK longitudinal studies. BMC Medicine, 11: 243. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-243 (26th most viewed article of the past 30 days in the journal, 14 Dec 2013. Over 1000 views via BioMed Central in first fortnight.) (cited thrice as of 14 Nov 13; media coverage) (2012 journal impact factor 6.7) - Full text

Faisal S, Blandford A, Potts HWW (2013). Making sense of personal health information: Challenges for information visualization. Health Informatics Journal, 19(3), 198-217. doi:10.1177/1460458212465213 (cited twice as of 10 Jun 2014) (2012 journal impact factor 0.8) - Full text

Woolf K, McManus IC, Potts HWW, Dacre J (2013). The mediators of minority ethnic underperformance in final medical school examinations: A longitudinal study. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 83(1), 135-59. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.2011.02060.x (cited five times as of 30 Apr 2014) (2012 journal impact factor 2.1) - Full text (BJEP; subscription required); Full text (free UCL eprint)

Scior K, Potts HW, Furnham AF (2013). Awareness of schizophrenia and intellectual disability and stigma across ethnic groups in the UK. Psychiatry Research, 208(2), 125-30. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.09.059 (cited four times as of 9 Jun 14) (2012 journal impact factor 2.5) - Full text

Woolf K, Potts H, Patel S, McManus C (2012). The hidden medical school: A longitudinal study of how social networks form, and how they relate to academic performance. Medical Teacher, 34(7), 577-86. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2012.669082 (cited six times as of 30 Apr 2014) (2012 journal impact factor 1.8) - Full text

Potts HWW (2011). Student experiences of creating and sharing material in online learning. Medical Teacher, 33(11), E607-14. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2011.610839 (cited twice as of 30 Apr 2014) (2011 journal impact factor 1.2) - Full text

Joekes K, Noble LM, Kubacki AM, Potts HWW, Lloyd M (2011). Does the inclusion of 'professional development' teaching improve medical students' communication skills? BMC Medical Education, 11, 41. doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-41 (Highly accessed; 2nd most viewed article of the past 30 days in the journal, 21-27 Jul 2010. 1522 views via BioMed Central to 17 Oct 11.) (cited thrice as of 14 Aug 13) (2011 journal impact factor 1.2) - Full text

Rubin GJ, Potts HWW, Michie S (2011). Likely uptake of swine and seasonal flu vaccines among healthcare workers. A cross-sectional analysis of UK telephone survey data. Vaccine, 29(13), 2421-8. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.01.035 (cited fourteen times as of 13 Dec 13) (2011 journal impact factor 3.8) - Full text

Woolf K, Potts HWW, McManus IC (2011). Ethnicity and academic performance in UK-trained doctors and medical students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 342, d901. doi:10.1136/bmj.d901 (cited thirty-one times as of 13 Jul 14; media coverage) (2011 journal impact factor 14.1) - Full text

Taylor P, Potts H, Wilkinson L, Given-Wilson R (2010). Impact of CAD with full field digital mammography on workflow and cost. In: Martí J, Oliver A, Freixenet J, Martí R (ed.s), Proc. 10th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6136, 1-8. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13666-5_1 - Full text (subscription required)

Rubin GJ, Potts HWW, Michie S (2010). The impact of communications about swine flu (influenza A H1N1v) on public responses to the outbreak: Results from 36 national telephone surveys in the UK. Health Technology Assessment, 14(34), 183-266. doi:10.3310/hta14340-03 (cited forty-one times as of 9 Jun 14; media coverage) (2010 journal impact factor 4.2) - Full text

Greenhalgh T, Stramer K, Bratan T, Byrne E, Russell J, Potts HWW (2010). Adoption and non-adoption of a shared electronic summary record in England: A mixed-method case study. BMJ, 340, c3111. doi:10.1136/bmj.c3111 (cited fifty-nine times as of 10 Jun 2014; media coverage) (2010 journal impact factor 13.5) - Full text

Williams ACdeC, Potts HWW (2010). Group membership and staff turnover affect outcomes in group CBT for persistent pain. Pain, 148(3), 481-6. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.12.011 (cited ten times as of 13 Dec 2013) (2010 impact factor 5.4) - Full text (UCL Eprint); Full text (Pain; subscription required)

Colligan L, Anderson JE, Potts HWW, Berman J (2010). Does the process map influence the outcome of quality improvement work? A comparison of a sequential flow diagrams and a hierarchical task analysis diagram. BMC Health Services Research, 10, 7. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-7 (Highly accessed; equal most viewed article of the past 30 days in the journal, 6 Feb 2010. Over 700 views via BioMed Central in first fortnight and 1845 by 16 May 10) (cited six times as of 19 Feb 13) (2010 impact factor 1.7) - Full text

Lally P, van Jaarsveld CHM, Potts H, Wardle J (2010). How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(6), 998-1009. doi:10.1002/ejsp.674 (cited forty-one times as of 9 Jun 14; media coverage) (2008 impact factor 1.9) - Full text

Greenhalgh T, Potts HWW, Wong G, Bark P, Swinglehurst D (2009). Tensions and paradoxes in electronic patient record research: A systematic literature review using the meta-narrative method. Milbank Quarterly, 87(4), 729-88. (promoted as a "top paper" by the journal; cited one hundred and fourteen times as of 10 Jun 14; media coverage) (2009 impact factor 3.9) - Full text (UCL Eprint)

Richardson J, Woolf K, Potts H, Bark P, Gill D (2009). Factors that influence first year medical students' choice of student selected component. Medical Teacher, 31(9), e418-24. (cited once as of 27 Sep 2012) (2009 impact factor 1.3) - Full text

Slater R, Cantarella A, Yoxen J, Patten D, Potts H, Meek J, Fitzgerald M (2009). Latency to facial expression change following noxious stimulation in infants is dependent on postmenstrual age. Pain, 146(1-2), 177-82. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.07.022 (cited ten times as of 10 Sep 12) (2009 impact factor 5.4) - Full text

Dacre J, Potts HWW, Sales D, Spencer H, Sturrock A (2009). The development of a new method of knowledge assessment: Tailoring a test to a doctor's area of practice. Academic Medicine, 84(8), 1003-7. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181ace774 (cited once as of 17 Mar 10) (2009 impact factor 2.3) - Full text

Curran C, Williams ACdeC, Potts HWW (2009). Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for persistent pain: Does adherence after treatment affect short-term outcome? European Journal of Pain, 13, 178-88. doi:10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.06.009 (cited five times as of 26 Apr 14) (2009 impact factor 3.4) - Full text

Martin CJ, Taylor P, Potts HWW (2008). Construction of a comprehensive odds model of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease using published information: The Cardiovascular Health Improvement Model (CHIME). BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 8, 49. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-49 (Featured article; highly accessed; most viewed article of the past 30 days in the journal, 9-16 Dec 08; 2nd most viewed article of the past 30 days in the journal, 23 Nov-8 Dec, 17-25 & 27 Dec 08-1 Jan 09. 2638 views via BioMed Central to 16 May 10) (cited four times as of 11 Sep 13) (2010 impact factor 2.2; no 2008 impact factor) - Full text

Green J, McDowall Z, Potts HWW (2008). Does Choose & Book fail to deliver the expected choice to patients? A survey of patient's experience of outpatient appointment booking. BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 8, 36. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-36 (Highly accessed; most viewed article of the past 30 days in the journal, 28-31 Aug 08; 2nd most viewed, 10-27 Aug & 1-12 Sep. 95th most viewed over all of BioMed Central, 31 Aug. 6th most viewed of the past year in the journal, 6 Jul-7 Aug 09. Over 700 views via BioMed Central in first fortnight and 4655 by 16 May 2010.) (media coverage; correspondence; cited sixteen times as of 30 Apr 14) (2010 impact factor 2.2; no 2008 impact factor) - Full text

Taylor P, Potts HWW (2008). Computer aids and human second reading as interventions in screening mammography: Two systematic reviews to compare effects on cancer detection and recall rate. European Journal of Cancer, 44(6), 798-807. doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2008.02.016 (correspondence; cited fifty-four times as of 10 Jun 14) (2008 journal impact factor 4.5) - Full text (European Journal of Cancer; subscription required); Full text (UCL Eprint)

Cave J, Woolf K, Dacre J, Potts H, Jones A (2007). Medical student teaching in the UK: How well are newly qualified doctors prepared for their role caring for patients with cancer in hospital? British Journal of Cancer, 97(4), 472-8. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603888 (cited fourteen times as of 11 Dec 13) (2007 journal impact factor 4.6) - Full text

Newton Bishop JA, Taylor T, Potts HWW, Elliott F, Pinney E, Barrett JH, Bishop DT, Fallowfield L (2007). Sun-protective behaviors in families at increased risk of melanoma. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 127(6), 1343–50. doi:10.1038/sj.jid.5700764 (cited six times as of 11 Jan 14) (2007 journal impact factor 4.8) - Full text

Taylor C, Graham J, Potts HWW, Candy J, Richards MA, Ramirez AJ (2007). Impact of hospital consultants' poor mental health on patient care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190(3), 268-9. (cited twenty times as of 11 Dec 13; media coverage) (2007 journal impact factor 5.4)

Burgess CC, Potts HWW, Hamed H, Bish AM, Hunter MS, Richards MA, Ramirez AJ (2006). Why do older women delay presentation with breast cancer symptoms? Psycho-Oncology, 15(11), 962-8. doi:10.1002/pon.1030 (cited forty times as of 10 Jun 2014; 2007 journal impact factor 2.6) - Full text

Grunfeld EA, Maher EJ, Browne S, Ward P, Young T, Vivat B, Walker G, Wilson C, Potts HW, Westcombe AM, Richards MA, Ramirez AJ (2006). Advanced breast cancer patients' perceptions of decision making for palliative chemotherapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24(7), 1090-8. doi:10.1200/JCO.2005.01.9208 (cited forty-nine times as of 5 Feb 14) (2007 journal impact factor 15.5)

Taylor C, Graham J, Potts HWW, Richards MA, Ramirez AJ (2005). Changes in mental health of UK hospital consultants since the mid-1990s. The Lancet, 366(9487), 742-4. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67178-4 (cited seventy times as of 13 Jul 14; media coverage) (2006 journal impact factor 25.8)

Wilkinson LS, Given-Wilson R, Hall T, Potts H, Sharma AK, Smith E (2005). Increasing the diagnosis of multifocal primary breast cancer by the use of bilateral whole-breast ultrasound. Clinical Radiology, 60(5), 573-8. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2004.10.015 (cited twenty-eight times as of 30 Apr 14) (2006 journal impact factor 1.7)

Taylor P, Champness J, Given-Wilson R, Johnston K, Potts H (2005). Impact of computer-aided detection prompts on the sensitivity and specificity of screening mammography. Health Technology Assessment, 9(6). 72pp. (cited thirty-three times as of 13 Jul 14) (2006 journal impact factor 5.3) - Full text

Taylor P, Champness J, Given-Wilson R, Potts H, Johnston K (2004). Assessing the impact of CAD compared to double reading by radiologists. In: Pisano E (ed.), Proc. Seventh International Workshop of Digital Mammography 2004.

Taylor P, Given-Wilson R, Champness J, Potts HWW, Johnston K (2004). Assessing the impact of CAD on the sensitivity and specificity of film readers. Clinical Radiology, 59(12), 1099-105. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2004.04.017 (cited fifteen times as of 11 Jan 14) (2005 journal impact factor 1.8)

Nammuni K, Pickering C, Modgil S, Montgomery A, Hammond P, Wyatt JC, Altman DG, Dunlop R, Potts HWW (2004). Design-a-Trial: A rule-based decision support system for clinical trial design. Knowledge-Based Systems, 17(2-4), 121-9. doi:10.1016/j.knosys.2004.03.007 (2005 journal impact factor 0.7) Also published in: Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XI: Proceedings of AI-2003, the Twenty-third SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Bramer M, Ellis R, Macintosh AL (ed.s), Springer-Verlag, Godalming, p. 3-17. [Winner of the best refereed application paper at AI-2003.] (cited six times as of 27 May 14) - Full text

Taylor PM, Champness J, Given-Wilson RM, Potts HWW, Johnston K (2004). An evaluation of the impact of computer-based prompts on screen readers' interpretation of mammograms. British Journal of Radiology, 77, 21-7. doi:10.1259/bjr/34203805 (cited twenty-nine times as of 7 Feb 13) (2005 journal impact factor 1.4)

Hutton TJ, Buxton BF, Hammond P, Potts HWW (2003). Estimating average growth trajectories in shape-space using kernel smoothing. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 22(6), 747-53. (cited sixty-eight times as of 13 Jul 14) (2004 journal impact factor 3.9)

Taylor CG, Champness J, Reddy M, Taylor P, Potts HWW, Given-Wilson R (2003). Reproducibility of prompts in computer-aided detection (CAD) of breast cancer. Clinical Radiology, 58(9), 733-8. doi:10.1016/S0009-9260(03)00231-9 (cited eighteen times as of 3 May 12) (2004 journal impact factor 1.5)

Taylor P, Champness J, Potts HWE [sic], Given-Wilson RM, Johnston, K (2003). An evaluation of CAD for mammography in the context of a multiprofessional screening service. International Congress Series, 1256, 933-7 (Proceedings of CARS 2003—Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Lemke HU, Vannier MW, Inamura K, Ferman AG, Doi K, Reiber JHC (ed.s), Elsevier, Amsterdam). doi:10.1016/S0531-5131(03)00451-5 (media coverage) - Full text

Burgess CC, Ramirez AJ, Richards MA, Potts HWW (2002). Does the method of detection of breast cancer affect subsequent psychiatric morbidity? European Journal of Cancer, 38(12), 1622-5. (cited nine times as of 12 Feb 14) (2003 journal impact factor 3.7)

McDonald FE, Ironside JW, Gregor A, Wyatt B, Stewart M, Rye R, Adams J, Potts HWW (2002). The prognostic influence of bcl-2 in malignant glioma. British Journal of Cancer, 86, 1899-904. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6600217 (cited fourteen times as of 6 Jun 12) (2003 journal impact factor 3.9)

Potts HWW, Wyatt JC (2002). Online survey of doctors' experience of patients using the internet. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 4(1), e5. (cited one hundred and fifteen times as of 13 Jul 14; media coverage) (JMIR first received an impact factor in 2006 of 2.9; the editor estimated at the time that its impact factor was around 2.0) - Full text

Re-published in Topics in Internet and Health Vol. 1: Internet Usage, Computer Literacy, and Digital Divide Among Patients and Health Professionals (2005), Eysenbach G (ed.), JMIR, Toronto.

Modgil S, Hammond P, Wyatt JC, Potts H (2001). The Design-a-Trial project: Developing a knowledge-based tool for authoring clinical trial protocols. In: Computer-Based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols: Proceedings of EWGLP-2000 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 83), Heller B, Löffler H, Musen M, Stefanelli M (ed.s), IOS Press, Amsterdam, p. 71-85. [Presented at 1st European Workshop on Computer-Based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols (EWGLP-2000), Leipzig, Germany, 2001.] (cited nine times as of 18 Mar 09) - PDF

Potts H, Wyatt J, Altman D (2001). Challenges in evaluating complex decision support systems: Lessons from Design-a-Trial. In: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Quaglini S, Barahona P, Andreassen S (ed.s), Springer, Heidelberg, p. 453-6. [Presented at 8th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME'01), Cascais, Portugal, 2001.] (cited five times as of 2 Feb 09) - PDF; PDF (alternate version)

Leong ACK, Hanby AM, Potts HWW, Tan DSP, Skilton D, Ryder K, Harris WH, Liebmann RD, Barnes DM, Gillett CE (2000). Cell cycle proteins do not predict outcome in grade I infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast. International Journal of Cancer, 89(1), 26-31. (cited thirty-one times as of 17 Mar 11) (2001 journal impact factor 4.2)

Hanby AM, Kelsell DP, Potts HW, Gillett CE, Bishop DT, Spurr NK, Barnes DM (2000). Association between loss of heterozygosity of BRCA1 and BRCA2 and morphological attributes of sporadic breast cancer. International Journal of Cancer, 88(2), 204-8. (cited twenty-three times as of 9 Jul 12) (2001 journal impact factor 4.2)

Tan DSP, Potts HWW, Leong ACK, Gillett CE, Skilton D, Harris WH, Liebmann RD, Hanby AM (1999). The biological and prognostic significance of cell polarity and E-cadherin in grade I infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast. Journal of Pathology, 189(1), 20-7. (cited forty-one times as of 10 Oct 13) (2000 journal impact factor 4.1)

Potts HWW, Wardle J (1998). The list heuristic for studying personality correlates of food choice behaviour: a review and results from two samples. Appetite, 30(1), 79-92. (cited seventeen times as of 11 Dec 13) (1999 journal impact factor 1.8) - PDF

Mogg K, Bradley BP, Miller T, Potts H, Glenwright J, Kentish J (1994). Interpretation of homophones related to threat: Anxiety or response bias effects? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 18(5), 461-77. (cited thirty-two times as of 9 Jul 12)

Other outputs:
Dean J, Potts HWW, Barker C. A randomised controlled trial comparing an online support group to expressive writing for depression and anxiety. Medicine 2.0'13: Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health Presentations. [Abstract of presentation, London, Sep 2013.] - Full text (free)
   
Douglass-Bonner A, Potts HWW. Exergame efficacy in clinical and non-clinical populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine 2.0'13: Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health Presentations. [Abstract of presentation, London, Sep 2013.] - Full text (free)
   
Farič N, Potts HWW. Motivations for writing health-related articles on Wikipedia: An interview study. Medicine 2.0'13: Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health Presentations. [Abstract of presentation, London, Sep 2013.] - Full text (free)

Keane MG, Marelli L, Potts H, Berlingieri P (2013). Simulated endosopic training: How junior doctors utilise this resource. Gut, 62(S1), A44. [Abstract of presentation at British Society of Gastroenterology Annual General Meeting, June 2013.]

Mulnier H, Barnard M, Forbes A, Aitchison W, Potts H, Noble L, Reid A (2013). Effect of a self-management programme on glycaemic control and weight in people with established Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 30, 131. [Abstract] (2012 journal impact factor 3.2)

Mifsud A, Potts H (2012). Comparing experiences within face-to-face and online support groups for persons living with HIV/AIDS. British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012 Abstracts, 51. - Abstract

Dean J, Potts H, Barker C (2012). A randomised controlled trial of online support groups for depression and anxiety. British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012 Abstracts, 50. - Abstract

Potts H, McKeown A (2011). How organisational structures stand in the way of e-health. National Health Executive, Sep/Oct 2011, 32-3. - Full text

Kalra D, Schmidt A, Potts HWW, Dupont D, Sundgren M, De Moor G, on behalf of the EHR4CR Consortium (2011). Case report from the EHR4CR project—A European survey on electronic health records systems for clinical research. iHealth Connections, 1(2), 108-13. - Full text

Potts H (2011). A record failure? National Health Executive, May/Jun 2011, 26-7. [interview]

Potts HWW, Keen J, Denby T, Featherstone I, Patterson D, Anderson J, Greenhalgh T, Colligan L, Bark P, Nicholls J, Shah A, Swinglehurst D, Wong G, Martin C, Blandford A (2011). Towards a better understanding of delivering e-health systems: A systematic review using the meta-narrative method and two case studies. Final report, NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme. (cited once as of 31 Jan 2014) - Full text; Executive summary & further information

Potts HWW, Rubin GJ, Michie S (2010). The effect of media reporting on public worry during the swine flu outbreak. Proc. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, 27. [Abstract of presentation at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, Leeds, UK, Dec 2010. Selected as one of two prize-winning abstracts.] - Abstract

Michie S, Rubin J, Potts H (2010). The role of media reporting in determining public worry during the swine flu outbreak. Psychology and Health, 25(S1), 122-3. [Abstract of presentation at the 24th European Health Psychology Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Sep 2010.] (2000 journal impact factor 1.7) - Full text (subscription required)

Greenhalgh T, Stramer K, Bratan T, Byrne E, Russell J, Hinder S, Potts H (2010). The devil's in the detail: Final report of the independent evaluation of the Summary Care Record and HealthSpace programmes. London: University College London. (cited ten times as of 10 Jun 14; media coverage) - Full text (free); Executive summary

Potts HWW (2010), edited. UKHIT Special Issue: Computers and the Internet: Innovative approaches to improving psychological wellbeing. UK Health Informatics Today, #59. - Full text (free)

Including... Potts HWW (2010). Guest editorial. UK Health Informatics Today, #59, 2.

Potts HWW, Zadok G (2010). Endpiece: From computer to mobile. UK Health Informatics Today, #59, 7.

Taylor P, Wilson S, Potts H, Wilkinson L, Khoo L, Given-Wilson R (2009). Evaluation of CAD with Full Field Digital Mammography in the NHS Breast Screening Programme. NHSBSP Equipment Report 0910. NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, Sheffield. - Full text (free)

McKeown A, Potts H (2009). Realist literature review of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) for prevention and early intervention in anxiety and depression. In: Kramer J, Man J-G, Wammes A (ed.s), First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 Abstract Book, 81. Trimbos Institute/University of Amsterdam/IRSII/VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam.

McKeown A, Potts H (2009). Real world case studies of a preventative computerised cognitive behavioural (cCBT) package being used to support employees within large UK organisations. In: Kramer J, Man J-G, Wammes A (ed.s), First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 Abstract Book, 183. Trimbos Institute/University of Amsterdam/IRSII/VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam.

McKeown A, Potts HWW (2009). Computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy for prevention and early intervention in anxiety and depression: A case study of Xanthis. Medicine 2.0: Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health Presentations. [Abstract of presentation, Toronto, Sep 2009.] - Full text; All abstracts

Woolf K, McManus IC, Potts HWW, Dacre J (2009). Ethnic differences on psychological and demographic factors – can they explain the academic underperformance of medical students from ethnic minorities? Educación Médica, 12(Supl 2), S175. [Abstract of presentation at AMEE 2009 (Association for Medical Education in Europe), Málaga, Aug/Sep 2009.] (cited twice as of 25 Oct 10) - Full abstract book

Pearson M, Potts H, Wong G, Sheaff R (2009). Synthesising and utilising complex evidence to inform policy in education and health. Better Evidence for a Better World: Conference abstracts. The Ninth Annual Colloquium of the Campbell Collaboration, Oslo, Norway, 31-2. [Abstract of joint session, May 2009.] - Abstract; Full abstract book

Including... Potts HWW, Greenhalgh T, Bark P, Swinglehurst D, Wong G (2009). A meta-narrative review of electronic patient records. Presentation for the 2009 International Campbell Collaboration (C2) Colloquium, Oslo, Norway, May 2009. http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/artman2/uploads/1/Pearson_extending_boundaries.pdf

Potts HWW (2009). Review of Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia. The Wikipedia Signpost, 5(17). - Full text

Taylor P, Potts HWW (2009). Modeling the impact of computer aided detection and double reading of screening mammograms on breast cancer detection and mortality. Medical Decision Making, 29(1), E93. doi:10.1177/0272989X0902900102012 [Abstract of presentation accepted for the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Oct 2008.] - Abstract; PDF

Potts H, Greenhalgh T, Bark P, Swinglehurst D, Wong G, Macfarlane F (2008). A systematic review of electronic patient records using the meta-narrative approach: Empirical findings and methodological challenges. Society for Social Studies of Science/European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Rotterdam 2008 Book of Abstracts, 556-7. [Abstract of presentation at 4S/EASST 2008, Rotterdam, Aug 2008.] - Full text; UCL e-print with conference presentation

Taylor P, Potts HWW (2008). Two systematic reviews to compare effects of double reading and computer-aided detection on both cancer detection and recall rate. Breast Cancer Research, 10(Suppl 3), P20 (S6-S7). doi:10.1186/bcr2018 [Abstract of presentation at Symposium Mammographicum 2008, Lille, Jul 2008.] (2007 journal impact factor 4.4) - Full text

Wilkinson L, Taylor P, Potts H (2008). Assessing mammography film-reader performance. Breast Cancer Research, 10(Suppl 3), P79 (S7). doi:10.1186/bcr2077 [Abstract of presentation at Symposium Mammographicum 2008, Lille, Jul 2008.] (2007 journal impact factor 4.4) - Full text

Lally P, van Jaarsveld C, Potts H, Wardle J (2008). Can we model the habit formation process? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35(Suppl. 1), S212. [Abstract.] (cited once as of 4 Jan 10) - Full text (subscription required)

Prison Health Team (2006). A Twelve Month Study of Prison Healthcare Escorts and Bedwatches. Department of Health—Prison Health, London. - Full text

Potts HWW (2006). Is e-health progressing faster than e-health researchers? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8(3), e24. [Editorial.] (cited sixteen times as of 6 Jun 2013; media coverage; third most viewed article on the journal, Oct 2006, with 1406 views) (2006 journal impact factor 2.9) - Full text

Translated into Spanish and re-published as Potts HWW (2008). ¿Progresa la eSalud más rápido que sus propios investigadores? RevistaeSalud.com, 4(15). - Full text

Prison Health Team (2006). Prison Health Escorts and Bedwatches Audit Interim Report No. 2. Department of Health—Prison Health, London. - Full text (PDF)

Grunfeld EA, Ramirez AJ, Maher EJ, Ward P, Young T, Wilson C, Potts HW, Richards MA (2005). Decision-making for palliative chemotherapy: Perceptions of patients with advanced breast cancer. Psyco-Oncology, 14(1), S23-4. [Abstract.] (2008 journal impact factor 3.2)

Potts H (2005). Latin squares and Su doku. Significance, 2(4), 187. [Letter.] - Full text

Prison Health Team (2005). Prison Health Escorts and Bedwatches Audit Interim Report No. 1. Department of Health—Prison Health, London. - Full text (PDF)

Graham J, Manley CJ, Potts HWW, Richards MA, Ramirez AJ (2005). The mental health of hospital consultants: Understanding the risk factors. Proc. British Psychological Society, 13(1), 80. [Abstract of presentation at British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Sep 2004.] - PDF

Burgess CC, Ramirez AJ, Potts HWW, Richards MA, Bish AM, Hunter MS (2005). What are the factors associated with delayed help-seeking with breast cancer symptoms among older women? Proc. British Psychological Society, 13(1), 76. [Abstract of presentation at British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Sep 2004.] - PDF

Potts HWW (2005). Online support groups: An overlooked resource for patients. He@lth Information on the Internet, 44, 6-8. (cited three times as of 7 Dec 09) - Full text (PDF)

Wilkinson LS, Given-Wilson R, Hall T, Potts H, Sharma AK, Smith E (2004). The use of bilateral whole breast ultrasound to identify multifocal disease in newly diagnosed breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research, 6(Suppl 1), S7. doi:10.1186/bcr836 [Abstract of presentation at Symposium Mammographicum, 2004.] (2003 journal impact factor 2.9)

Design-a-Trial v4.0 (2003-4), InferMed Limited, London. [Software developed by InferMed Ltd., Nammuni K, Pickering C, Modgil S, Potts H, Wyatt J, Hammond P, Altman D et al.]

Potts HWW, Ramirez AJ (2003). Who benefits from using internet support groups for those affected by cancer? Psycho-Oncology, 12, 641-2. [Abstract of presentation at British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, 2003.] (2003 journal impact factor 1.9) - Conference presentation (PowerPoint)

Wilkins DK, Marx GM, Potts HW, Ellis PA, Prendiville J, Miles DW, Harper PG (2003). Knowledge and communication barriers in oncology outpatients. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, 22, 548. - Full text

Williams ERL, Potts HWW, Richards MA, Ramirez AJ (2003). Understanding and improving the health-related quality of life of men with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 12, 639. [Abstract of presentation at British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, 2003.] (2003 journal impact factor 1.9)

Graham J, Potts HWW, Ramirez AJ (2002). Stress and burnout in doctors. Lancet, 360, 1975-6. [Letter] (cited thirty-two times as of 12 May 14) (2003 journal impact factor 18.3)

Williams ERL, Ramirez AJ, Richards MA, Potts HWW (2002). Are men missing from cancer information and support services? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 52(5), 387-8. [Abstract of presentation at 24th European Conference on Psychosomatics Research, 2002. (The abstract is repeated with a misspelt title on p. 384.)] (2003 journal impact factor 2.0)

McDonald FE, Ironside JW, Gregor A, Wyatt E, Stewart M, Rye R, Hadley J, Potts HWW (2001). Prognostic influence of bcl-2 in malignant glioma: A multivariate analysis. British Journal of Cancer, 85(Suppl. 1), 81. [Abstract] (2003 journal impact factor 3.9)

Burgess CC, Ramirez AJ, Richards MA, Potts HWW (2001). Does the method of detection of breast cancer affect subsequent psychiatric morbidity? Psycho-Oncology, 10, 269. [Abstract of presentation at British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, 2001.] (2003 journal impact factor 2.0)

Potts HWW, Wyatt J, Modgil S, Hammond P, Altman D, Pantin C (1999). Design-a-Trial: A knowledge-based system to support clinical trial designers. ISCB-GMDS-99 Abstract Volume, 339. [Abstract of presentation at ISCB-GMDS-99, Heidelberg, 1999.] - PDF

Tan DSP, Potts HWW, Leong ACK, Gillett CE, Skilton D, Harris WH, Liebmann RD, Hanby AM (1999). Grade I infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast: Tumour cell polarity and E-cadherin expression. Journal of Pathology, 187, 24A. [Abstract.] (2000 journal impact factor 4.1)

Potts HWW (1995). Proximal strategies in the rejection of meat by vegetarians: a pilot study. Appetite, 24, 196. [Abstract of presentation at Food Choice Conference 3 (FCC 3)/Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (2nd Independent Meeting), 1994.] (1997 journal impact factor 1.1) - Abstract

Potts HWW (1993). A suggested ethological explanation for Sullivan & Birch (1980). Appetite, 21, 199. [Abstract of presentation at 11th International Conference on the Physiology of Food and Fluid Intake (ICPFFI 11), 1993.] (1997 journal impact factor 1.1) - Abstract

Submitted or to be submitted articles:
Ariza F, Kalra D, Potts HWW. How do clinical information systems affect the cognitive demands of General Practitioners? Usability study with a focus on cognitive workload. Submitted to Informatics in Primary Care. (2012 SCImago journal impact factor 0.7)

Farič N, Potts HWW. Motivations for contributing to health-related articles on Wikipedia: An interview study. Submitted to Journal of Medical Internet Research. (2012 journal impact factor 3.8)

Fugard AJB, Potts HWW. Supporting thinking on sample sizes for thematic analyses: A quantitative tool. Submitted to International Journal of Social Research Methodology. (2012 journal impact factor 1.0)

Colligan L, Potts HWW, Finn CT, Sinkin RA. Cognitive workload changes for nurses experiencing electronic medical record transitions to achieve meaningful use. To be submitted.

Dean JH, Barker C, Potts HWW. Manual and computerized text analysis in four online support groups. To be submitted.

Details on further publications, conference presentations, reviewing for journals, citations, acknowledgements etc. are available on a separate page.
 

Teaching:

I teach extensively on the MSc in Health Informatics at CHIME, UCL, and used to teach on the MSc in Risk Management before it was wound up. I have also taught undergraduates in the Psychology Department (on research methods and statistics) and the Medical School (on health informatics and on e-learning). I have done a small number of lectures on statistics and quantitative methods for an MSc in Transcultural Mental Healthcare at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. While working at UCL, I was also the external supervisor on a project by a student on the MSc in Ergonomics.

Enabling activities:

I co-chaired the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) of UCL's Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care, leading to us being awarded our Silver medal in May 2014.

Postgraduate student unionism:

At Cambridge, I was President of the Cambridge University Mah-Jongg Society for a year. At the Institute of Psychiatry, I helped form a student union (IoPSU), co-writing the constitution in the process, and was the External Liaison Officer until I left. I took part in negotiations leading to merger, as the Institute of Psychiatry, along with the United Medical and Dental School, was merging with King's College, London. With ULU, I helped encourage postgraduate student representation elsewhere in London, presenting to an education group at the Institute of Neurology and advising the Royal Postgraduate Medical School's nascent student union. At Oxford, I worked in the Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU) Graduate Committee in various roles. I was the main author of the Graduate Committee's response to the Coopers & Lybrand Report on the Governance of the University; and worked on a survey of colleges' provision of services to postgraduates. I was also active in my college's MCR.
 

Computer skills:

In statistics, I am practised in the use of STATA and SPSS, with some experience in S-Plus. I have designed and run a website at work and continue to do so for pleasure (see below) and have some experience in writing HTML. I am familiar with the usual office software (MSWord, MSExcel, OpenOffice etc.).
 

Other interests:

Progressive rock music:

I run a set of webpages about the band Yes. This includes authoring and maintaining the FAQ ('frequently asked questions') for the newsgroup alt.music.yes, the much visited Where are they now? (which currently averages over 750 unique visitors per day) and carrying out interviews. I also contribute to some related on-line newsletters (Notes from the Edge, Armada, What's Rattlin') and Web pages (e.g. Musart on-line conversations), including Wikipedia. Off-line, I have assisted with an article on Yes in the French magazine Big Bang (issue 25) and books on the band Asia and Yes.

Wikipedia:

Along with an academic interest in Web 2.0, I am also active on Wikipedia, earning several barnstars and even being noticed by The New York Review of Books!
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