Ms Holland graduated with a first degree in Psychology with Honours at the University of Malta and specialised in Forensic Psychology with a Master of Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Ms Holland's research focused on inmate's attributions and perceptions.
She is a Registered Forensic Psychologist and Registered Academic Psychologist with the Malta Psychology Professions Board, and Registered Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society. She has an extensive experience in the field of crime and corrections having been employed with the Correctional Services in Malta since 1996. She has been instrumental in the introduction of Forensic Psychology in Malta and its prison, having been the first Maltese psychologist to specialise in the area, and the first Forensic Psychologist to be employed within the Correctional Services.
Ms Holland is a Senior Visiting Lecturer with the Department of Criminology at the University of Malta teaching on various degree courses in matters pertaining to psychology and crime.
Her interests include individual variance in criminal behaviour and cognitions. Over the past decade, she has conducted research about trends in inmates admitted to the local Correctional Facility. She has supervised various undergraduate dissertations conducted at Corradino Correctional Facility.
Ms Holland's vast experience includes serving as an Expert & Professional Witness to the Criminal Court, Family & Juvenile Court Assistant, and member of the Offender Assessment Board. Ms Holland has convened training seminars with the Malta Police Force (Cognitive Interviewing & E-Fit), Armed Forces of Malta & Malta International Airport Security (Crisis Situations & Terrorism), Department of Probation (Risk Assessment Training), and lectured on the European Lifelong Learning Programme (Communicating with Inmates). She has served as supervisor to other professionals within the Criminal Justice System as well as is a regular contributor to the local media in matters of crime.
PSY1628 - Introduction to the Psychology Profession