News 12 January

XenZone Appoints Professor Shôn Lewis as Medical Director

XenZone, pioneer of online counselling and support, has appointed Professor Shôn Lewis as Medical Director to advise on the evolution and expansion of its digital mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children, young people and adults.

Professor Lewis has degrees in psychology and medicine and trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. He has been Director of the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health the University of Manchester, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Research Committee and a trustee of the mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness.

Professor Lewis’s research interests focus on new interventions for people with schizophrenia and psychosis, including the use of new technologies. He has published 250 research papers and six books. He led the team behind ClinTouch, a mobile app that supports people with psychosis, and is founding director of the digital health social enterprise company

XenZone Founder Elaine Bousfield said: “I’ve known Shộn and admired his work for many years. It is an absolute pleasure to welcome him to the XenZone team. He is uniquely placed to offer value to our clinical practices and to the development of our digital services.”