Holly Chinnery

Holly Chinnery

  • hchinnery at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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I am a first year psychology PhD student, studying "Improving the design and fitting procedure of prosthetic eyes in children with retinoblastoma (eye cancer): exploring skill-based and technology-based procedures to achieve psychological and technological recommendations"

My academic background is a BSc(Hons) in Psychology with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, a Msc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology and a PG Cert in Evidence Based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathway). I have published 4 journal articles and have contributed to the planning, development and running of the Student Member Group Conference of the British Psychological Society .

My work experience is predominately in mental health where I have treated people with low to medium psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and phobias using self-help Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.


I am undertaking a 3 year PhD project investigating the psychological impact Retinoblastoma has on the child and their families and how we can improve acceptability in terms of improving the design and fitting of prosthetic eyes.

Journal Articles


  • Chinnery, H., & Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Retinoblastoma. In S.B.N. Thompson (Ed.), Trauma psychology. Clinical case histories, reviews, research (pp.361-390).. Portsmouth: Blackwell-Yale-Academic.



  • Chinnery, H., 2018. Exploration of the artificial eye process in children with Retinoblastoma: addressing the psychological impact and potential for technological advancement. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science and Technology.


  • Bsc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology & Criminal Justice Stu (Plymouth University, 2009)
  • MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathw (University of Reading, 2013)
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