Tony Holland CBE


Theme Lead: Enduring Disabilities and Disadvantage theme


Emeritus Professor Tony Holland leads the Enduring Disabilities and Disadvantage (EDD) theme of the CLAHRC and since 2002 he has held the Health Foundation Chair in Learning Disabilities in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Together with colleagues he established the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (CIDDRG). He has collaborated on research in a broad range of topics including: ageing and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome; the behavioural and psychiatric aspects of Prader Willi Syndrome; the interface between clinical and social care practice and the law including studies relating to mental capacity and mental health legislation; and offending by people with intellectual disabilities. His collaborative work within CLAHRC has been concerned with understanding the needs of people with intellectual disabilities referred to services and how specialist services are best structured and respond to need. Other interests have included the special needs of people with intellectual disabilities who require assistance with eating and drinking and supporting access by people with intellectual disabilities to secondary health care services. He holds an Honorary Consultant Contract with Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust working in the community-based Intensive Assessment and Support Service within the Cambridgeshire Learning Disabilities Partnership. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2015 he was awarded a CBE for services to psychiatry.


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