I have a specific interest in the areas of, Stalking, Offender Profiling, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Psychopathy, Autism, Nonverbal Behaviour and Parapsychological beliefs.
David is an Admissions Officer and First Year Tutor for the Psychology in Combined Honours Programme.
I teach on the following units:
I have research interests in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology as well being involved with national organisations and advisor to the UK Government on Stalking and Cybercrime.
I founded the Forensic Research Group in 1998, under which banner; I hosted conferences and collaborative research meetings until 2005.
I held the post of Senior Learning & Teaching Fellow from 2004-2008 and presented research in the area at learning and teaching conferences during that period. I am part of the Social Change Research Centre in RIHSC.
David is keen to differentiate theory and practice based on belief from empirically derived evidence based theory and practice in psychology. This has become a feature of his output from textbooks to the popular media.
Holmes, D. A. (2013) Psychological disorders. In R. Comer & E. Gould, Psychology all around us. London: Wiley.
Holmes, D. A. (2013) Psychological treatments. In R. Comer & E. Gould, Psychology all around us. London: Wiley.
Holmes, D. A. (2010). Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology. Essex: Pearson Publications. ISBN 9780273742302
Holmes, D. A. (2012) Stalking. Keynote paper presented at the Conference Consultant’s: More effective approaches to tackling stalking and harassment conference. Nottingham. March 22 2012
Holmes, D. A. (2010) Comment in ‘Web of Lies- My life with a narcissist’. S. Tate. Sarah Tate Publications. ISBN 13 978 1456516680
Holmes, D. A. (2010) Stalking & domestic violence. Paper presented at the One Small Step Conference:, Risk-assessment and stalking in domestic violence. Park Hotel, London. March 19 2010
Home Office (2010) Advisory meeting and workshop in September 2010 at the Home Office with representatives of the NSS, other organisations and the Minister for Crime Prevention, James Brokenshire on behalf of the Home Secretary to discuss specific aspects of police and legal approaches to stalking and its victims towards a revision of the 1997 Harassment Act.
SKY 1 (2010) Inspector Thorne Series ‘Scaredycats’ Oct 2010 (Consultant on script and storyline for author Mark Billingham)