Portrait of Professor Chris Holland

Professor Chris Holland


"Setting up a new medical school for Kent and Medway is a once in a life time opportunity to make a difference and create something unique which will prepare a new generation of medical graduates for the NHS of the 21st Century."

Professor Chris Holland is the Founding Dean of Kent and Medway Medical School. He has an extensive career in medicine and medical education, working with the national education bodies, the General Medical Council 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.

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 and led the Academy’s Equality and Diversity Group.

Professor Holland joined 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 works as a Consultant in General Adult Intensive Care Medicine at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.