Holly currently works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities in Northern Ireland. She has sub-specialist expertise and training in intellectual disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. Holly also is currently involved in the development of a mental health service for deaf, hard of hearing and implanted children due to her extensive work with those with complex needs and sensory issues. Holly is trained in TEACCH and ADOS-2.
Holly also has a wealth of experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of other mental health problems and emotional difficulties affecting children and young people including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, school refusal etc.
Holly is a member of the Public Engagement Committee of the Northern Ireland Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and is actively involved in their health promotion events. Holly is also Chair of the Northern Ireland Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Special Interest Group for Deaf CAMHS. Holly has also been a volunteer for the Down Syndrome Association for over 20 years and now provides expert input at their annual New Parents’ Weekends and in training ‘mentor’ parents in communication skills.