Dr David HolmesSenior Lecturer

Specialist Areas


Abnormal Clinical & Forensic Psychology
Key focus on:
Stalking
Psychopathy
Cybercrime
Autism
Belief and pathology (parapsychology)

Research Interests


Abnormal Clinical & Forensic Psychology text - Pearsons - Comprehensive major text
Cyclops Vision (2012) Featurette 'making of' film for general release with Feature Film 'May I kill you' (Stuart Urban). Also Consultant for Feature Film in on-screen credits.
House of Lords (2012) Representing a network of Stalking organisations to formally lobby Piers and Ministers in regard to the New 2012 Stalking Laws.
Mark Billingham (2011) Forensic psychology consultant on the Sky1 televisation of 2 of his novels.
Home Office (2010) Closed 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 arrive at specific aspects of police and legal approaches to stalking and its victims.
Supporter and contributor to national organisation the Network for Surviving Stalking and have been an active member of the team of agencies responsible for configuring and lobbying for the recent UK stalking legislation implemented this year (plus Europe-wide legislation).

Editorships and Consultancies


Book Review for New Edition: Nick Haslam 'Introduction to Personality and Intelligence' 2009 Sage
Book Review for New Textbook Brendan O'Mahony, 'So you want to be a Forensic Psychologist?' (2010)
Book Review for New Textbook J. McGuire & S. Duff, 'Forensic Psychology' (2010)
Book Review for New Edition: M. Eysenck 'Fundamentals of Psychology' (2012)
Book Review for New Textbook: Kirwan & Power 'Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders' (Cambridge 2013)
Review of Journal article 'Cyberstalking' by P. Bocij & J. McFarlane for Journal of Forensic Psychology
Review of ESRC Grant to Dr Theresa Gannon 'To assess whether the cognitive schemas typically used to inform rapist theory and treatment are empirically supported.' (2009) (£135k)

Research Outputs

Authored Books

Holmes D.A. 2010. "Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology". Pearson Publications.
isbn: 978-0-273742-30-2

Holmes D.A. 2003. "Essence of Abnormal Psychology". Piter.
isbn: 978-5-947232-92-9 (5-947232-92-8)

Holmes D.A., Geluk H.L.C. 2001. "Kleine psycopathologie 2001". UB Utigevers.
isbn: 978-9-055742-32-5 (9-055742-32-5)

Book Chapters

Holmes, D.A. 2013 "Psychological disorders", in R. Comer, E. Gould & A. Furnham, Psychology. London: Wiley

Holmes, D.A. 2013 "Psychological treatments", in R. Comer, E. Gould & A. Furnham, Psychology. London: Wiley

Conference Presentations

Holmes, D.A. 2012 "Stalking". Keynote paper presented at the Conference Consultants: More effective approaches to tackling stalking and harassment conference, Nottingham, 22 March

Holmes D.A. 2010. "Stalking & domestic violence" at: One Small Step Conference: Risk-assessment and stalking in domestic violence, Park Hotel, London.

Holmes D.A. 2007. "Stalking & domestic violence" at: Policy Spotlight Conference: Risk-assessment and stalking in domestic violence, Millennium Hotel, London.

Holmes D.A. 2007. "How can we organise induction to be more effective for student success?" at: Action group workshop leader at Ensuring Student Success Conference, MMU Manchester.

Haldane M.J., Holmes D.A. 2007. "ELTEC" at: Faculty Learning & Teaching Conference, 2005, MMU, Manchester.

Holmes D.A., Haldane M.J. 2007. "The student learner" at: Workshop and plenary, Faculty Learning & Teaching Conference, MMU Manchester.

Holmes D.A. 2007. "Stalking: A means to no end" at: Aggression & Violence: New Approaches New Directions Conference, University of Central Lancashire. Preston, UK.

Holmes D.A. 2007. "Stalking: A means to no end" at: Aggression & Violence: New Approaches New Directions Conference, University of Central Lancashire.

Holmes D.A., McFarlane L. 2006. "Cyberstalking" at: Forensic Research Group Conference, Techonology & Crime. BPS Proceedings.
issn: 1350-472X

Holmes D.A. 2006. "Sex offenders and the media" at: Policy Spotlight Conference: Paedophiles: Interception, prosecution and management. Ambassadors Hotel, London.

Holmes D.A. 2006. "Stalking: Psychological Terrorism" at: Network Training Conference: Maximising achievement in AS and A2 Psychology. Thistle Hotel Westminster, London.

Holmes D.A. 2006. "The Mind and Behaviour of the Stalker" at: True Life Conference: Applied Psychology. Durham Town Hall.

Holmes D.A. 2006. "Born to kill: Nature and nurture" at: Insight Conference: Forensic Psychology. Stourbridge Town Hall.

Holmes D.A., McFarlane L. 2006. "Cyberstalking" at: Forensic Research Group Conference, Technology & Crime, MMU Manchester. BPS Proceedings v No 2006/7.
issn: 1350-472X

Holmes D.A. 2005. "Rape and the media" at: Nexus Conference on Rape for involved professionals. Midland Conference Centre, Manchester.

Holmes D.A. 2005. "The Mind and Behaviour of the Stalker" at: True Life Conference: Applied Psychology. Sheffield Wednesday Conference Centre.

Holmes D.A. 2005. "Issues within Psychology - The Mind and Behaviour of the Stalker" at: True Life Conference: Applied Psychology. Manchester Town Hall.

Holmes D.A. 2005. "Personal Development Planning" at: Science & Engineering Faculty Learning & Teaching Conference, The Student Experience, Manchester Art Gallery, Conference Centre.

Holmes D.A. 2005. "Profiling: It's value for Forensic Psychology" at: True Life Conference: Applied Psychology. Quaker Conference Centre, Euston London.

Holmes D.A. 2005. "Stalking: How it relates to Forensic Psychology" at: True Life Conference: Applied Psychology. Manchester Town Hall.

Holmes D.A. 2004. "Stalking: A challenge for Forensic Psychology" at: True Life Conference: Applied Psychology. Sheffield Wednesday Conference Centre.

Other Types of Output

Holmes D.A. 2010. "Comment" Web of Lies- My life with a narcissist. S. Tate. CreateSpace.

Holmes D.A. 2009. "Foreword" Peter Manuel: Serial Killer. Mainstream Publishing.

Holmes D.A., Gross D. 2004. "Adaptive Psychological Profiling: Cyberforensics & Cyberhealth" vol.12 no.2. BPS Proceedings. pp.138
url: http://www.bps.org.uk/document-download-area/document-download$.cfm?file_uuid=B97ADD7D-306E-1C7F-B641-FE62B821A256&ext=pdf

Holmes D.A., Berry M.J. 2004. "Health effects of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and Stalking" vol.12 no.2. BPS Proceedings. pp.138
url: http://www.bps.org.uk/document-download-area/document-download$.cfm?file_uuid=B97ADD7D-306E-1C7F-B641-FE62B821A256&ext=pdf

Holmes D.A. 2004. "Review of 'Forensic Health Psychology Conference'" no.77. Forensic Update. pp.25-27
url: http://www.bps.org.uk/downloadfile.cfm?file_uuid=1B90A31D-7E96-C67F-D4B43437267EF8E8&ext=pdf

Holmes D.A., Gross D.H. 2004. "The new 'truth machine': Are computer technologies about to lead the war on crime?" no.76. Forensic Update. pp.19-23
url: http://www.bps.org.uk/document-download-area/document-download$.cfm?file_uuid=1B908583-7E96-C67F-DA9758848B106DD6&ext=pdf

Holmes D.A. 2003. "Review of 'New Laws for Forensic Psychology Conference'" no.73. Forensic Update. pp.49-51
url: http://www.bps.org.uk/downloadfile.cfm?file_uuid=1B9041B4-7E96-C67F-D921FE1C11823A48&ext=pdf

Holmes D.A. 2002. "Forensic Psychology in Prisons" no.69. Forensic Update. pp.29-30

Holmes D.A., Bee J., Brannigan D. 2001. "Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Child professional & animal abuse" vol.9 no.2. BPS Proceedings. pp.33

Supervised Research Student Titles

A Study investigating the Attitudes of Male and Female Prison Officers

Cyberstalking: harassment in the information age

The Psychopathological Consequences of Cyberstalking

Current Teaching Input

Clinical Forensic Psychology (L3 Option)
Criminology (L3 option)
Psychopathology (L3 option)
Parapsychology (L3 option)
Health Psychology (L3 option)
Personality & Abnormal Psychology (L2 option)

Other Responsibilities

Director of the Forensic Research Group
Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow
Exams Officer
Personal Tutor
Year 1 Tutor
Student Counsellor
Unit Leader: Clinical Forensic Psychology
Unit Leader: Abnormal Psychology
Unit Leader: Individual Differences
Unit Leader: Introduction to Psychology
David Holmes

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing

Department

Psychology Department
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus
Hathersage Road
Manchester
M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 2472547

Email: d.a.holmes@mmu.ac.uk