Dr Peter Holland

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Psychology
Email Peter.Holland (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7294
Dr Peter Holland

Peter is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology since April 2021. His research focusses on understanding the control and learning of actions and sequences of actions. He is interested in the use of virtual reality as a tool for experimentation and rehabilitation. Additionally, he is interested in the intersection of video games and psychology and the effects of 'gamification'. He employs a range of techniques including behavioural experiments, EEG and computational modelling.

Academic qualifications

  • Doctorate (DPhil) in Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford 2011
  • BA in Physiological Sciences 2005

Research interests

Motor control and learning
Virtual/augmented reality
Video games
‘Gamification’ for research and rehabilitation
Different forms of outcome feedback
Planning and execution of sequences of movements
Movement disorders (stroke, Parkinson’s disease etc.)

Publications and research outputs


Tecilla, Margherita; Michael, Grossbach; Gentile, Giovanni; Holland, Peter; Antonini, Angelo and Herrojo Ruiz, Maria. 2023. Modulation of Motor Vigor by Expectation of Reward Probability Trial-by-Trial Is Preserved in Healthy Ageing and Parkinson's Disease Patients. The Journal of Neuroscience, 43(10), pp. 1757-1777. ISSN 1529-2401

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