Professor Chris Holland

Chris Holland - Associate Non-Executive Director
Professor Chris Holland - Associate Non-Executive Director


Non-Executive Director


  • Attendee of the Quality and Safety Committee
  • Attendee of the Strategic Workforce Committee

History with the Trust

  • Term: 13 December 2019 to 12 December 2022

Professional background

Professor Chris Holland has had an extensive career in medicine and medical education, working with the national education bodies, the General Medical Council (GMC) and Local Enterprise Partnerships. He was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Queen’s University Belfast in 1997 and went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Warwick. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Education at King’s College London, his thesis is on Leadership in Education. He has previously researched student motivation after failure, simulation training, inter-professional education and the experiences of medical students from backgrounds less well represented in medicine during their time at university. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care, and the Academy of Medical Educators. He was an elected member of the National Council of the Academy of Medical Educators until 2018 and led the Academy’s Faculty Development and Equality and Diversity Groups.

Professor Holland joined Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) from the University of Surrey where he was a Professorial Teaching Fellow and Director of Learning and Teaching for Medicine, responsible for learning and teaching and student experience for Medicine at the University. He has been closely involved with the commissioning and design of several courses for healthcare professionals, for example the King’s Intermediate Trauma and Life Support course which has been developed by the London Deanery and the London Trauma Office as a pan-London course targeting teaching in team-membership and inter-professional working in trauma.

Other current activities

Professor Holland is a Consultant in Critical Care at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and the Founding Dean of KMMS. He is an Associate with the GMC and a GMC Performance Assessor. Chris has a private practice in a group practice which provides Critical Care for a private hospital in South East London. Chris occasionally provides consultancy advice for education projects in healthcare and higher education.