Dr Holan Liang

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Holan Liang
Dr Holan Liang


Dr Holan Liang is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. She is joint clinical lead for the National Tourette Syndrome Clinic and Functional Symptoms service. Her special interest is in neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette's syndrome and intellectual disability. These conditions may often underlie functional/ medically unexplained symptoms.

Dr Liang has over 15 years’ experience in specialist child and adolescent psychiatry including leading neurodevelopmental disorders services in London and Hertfordshire. She has been and remains involved in clinical research in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders including commercial and non-commercial clinical drug trials. She is an elected member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Executive Committee.

She has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduates in neurodevelopmental disorders for over 15 years at King’s College London and University College London and frequently peer reviews proposals and papers for NIHR and the BMJ.

Dr Liang works closely with a team of experts – other child and adolescent psychiatrists and specialist clinical psychologists.


Languages Spoken:

  • Basic Mandarin
  • English


  • ADHD

  • Tourette's syndrome

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • The Glennie Prize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge University (1999)
  • MB BChir University of Cambridge (1999)
  • MA (Cantab) University of Cambridge (2000)
  • The Conor Egan Prize, The Psychiatry Research Trust (2004)
  • MRCPsych (2005)
  • The Margaret Davenport Prize, The Royal College of Psychiatrists (2008)
  • CCST in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2010)
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists UK CAMHS Team of the Year (2018)
  • NHS Consultant Clinical Excellence Awards (2017 & 2019)

News & Publications

Actigraph-measured movement correlates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in young people with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) with and without intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (2020)  T. Earnest, E. Shephard, C. Tye, F. McEwen, E. Woodhouse, H. Liang, F. Sheerin and P. F. Bolton. Brain Sciences. Jul28; 10(8): E492. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10080491.

Guidance for identification and treatment of individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder based upon expert consensus. Young, S., Hollingdale J., Absoud, M., Bolton, P., Branney, P., Colley, A., Craze, E., Dave, M., Deeley, Q., Farrag, E., Gudjonsson, G., Hill, P., Liang, H., Murphy, C., Mackintosh, P., Murin, M., O’Regan, F., Ougrin, D., Rios, P., Stover, N., Taylor, E. & Woodhouse, E.  (2020) BMC Medicine  18, 146. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01585-y

Tye, C, McEwen, F.S, Liang, H, Underwood, L, Woodhouse, E, Barker, E.D., Sheerin, F, Higgins, N, Steenbruggen, J.R.W, Yates, J.F. TS2000 Group and Bolton, P.F. (2019). Long‐term cognitive outcomes in tuberous sclerosis complex. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (On-line: DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.14356).

Corbet Burcher, G., Liang, H., Lancaster, R., Cross, JH., Tisdall, M., Varadkar, S., Spoudeas, HA., Caredda, E., Bennett, S., , Heyman, I. (2019). The neuropsychiatric profile of children and adolescents with hypothalamic hamartoma; a systematic review and case series. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (On-line: DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.14241).

Liang, H., Inside Out Parenting: How to Raise Children with a Core of Self Esteem (2017). Bluebird Books (Pan Macmillan). Awarded Silver Medal for Best Parenting Book 2017.

Simonoff, E., Taylor, E., Baird, G., Bernard, S., Chadwick, O., Liang, H., Riemer, K., Sharma Pandey, S., Sharma, K., Wood, N., Kelly, J., Golaszewski, A., Kennedy, J., Rodney, L., West, N., Walwyn, R., Jichi, F. (2013) Randomized controlled double-blind trial of optimal dose methylphenidate in children and adolescents with severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and intellectual disability. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 54 (5): 527-535.

Krebs, G., Liang, H., Hilton, K., Macdiarmid, F., & Heyman, I. (2012). Computer-assisted assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in young people: A preliminary evaluation of the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA). Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17, 246-251.

Liang, H., Pickles, A., Wood, N. & Simonoff, E., (2012) Early Adolescent Emotional and Behavioural Outcomes of Non-parental Preschool Childcare. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology , 47, 399-407.

Liang, H. & Eley, T.C. (2005). A Monozygotic Twin Differences Study of Nonshared Environmental Influence on Adolescent Depressive Symptoms. Child Development. 76, 1247-1260.

Eley, T.C., Liang, H., Plomin, R., Sham, P., Sterne, A., Williamson, R. & Purcell, S. (2004) Parental Vulnerability, Family Environment and their Interactions as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 43, 298-306.

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