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Holly is a psychiatric epidemiologist and behavioural scientist at the Centre for Women's Mental Health, University of Manchester.

Research interests

Holly is a research associate on the European Research Council funded Children and Adolescent with PaRental mental Illness (CAPRI) study. She uses her knowledge of epidemiology and statistics to describe the number of children currently living with a parent with mental illness and to understand the broader needs of these children: their physical health, health utilisation, level of adversity, education and social needs. These data will allow for better targeted non-stigmatising interventions to be developed to support this vulnerable and often overlooked group of children and young people.


Linked to this theme, the reproductive health of women with mental illness. It is already understood that women with mental illness are less fertile, but the reasons for this infertility is poorly understood. Understanding how risks related to poor maternal and reproductive health in mothers contribute to the transmission of risk to their offspring is another research interest.


Holly is also a behavioural scientist and her thesis focussed on adherence behaviour of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Applying behavioural change science in order to solve real world problems is a passion and she trained at the University of Maastricht in how to develop effective behaviour change interventions.

Methodological knowledge

Holly has knowledge and experience of the following research methods:

  • Adavanced statistical techniques to identify the moderators and mediators of observed effects
  • Data management
  • Linking large health datasets
  • Calculating direct medical costs
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Measure development
  • Designing behaviour change interventions
  • Qualitaive analysis - framework analysis
  • Interview techniques including Clinical interviews (SCID I and II)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


20 Sept 20131 Dec 2017

Award Date: 15 May 2018

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Leeds

20 Sept 199930 Jun 2002

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

External positions

Research assistant, University of Liverpool

22 Oct 20021 Sept 2013

Areas of expertise

  • HA Statistics
  • Adherence
  • Behaviour change
  • Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Perinatal Depression
  • BF Psychology
  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Healthier Futures


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