The Health Foundation, Chair in Learning Disabilities
Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 465259
Two main areas of research interest include: first, investigating the relationship between particular genetic syndromes and associated psychiatric and behavioural disorders (e.g. Prader-Willi Syndrome and over-eating, and Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease) and, secondly, clinico-legal studies, including studies investigating the capacity of people with learning disabilities to make particular decisions.
Professor Holland was appointed to the Health Foundation, Chair in Learning Disabilities in September 2002, following a grant of £3 million made over fifteen years for learning disability research. He is a Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID). He is President of the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation and Patron of the UK Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.