Dr Holt is a Senior Research Fellow at PIRI, trained as a psychologist. She completed her Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2007. Dr Holt joined the PIRI team in 2006. Her research has focussed on interventions to improve mother-infant relationships, treatments for antenatal and postnatal depression including e-treatment, and resources for improving treatment uptake, including e-screening and a motivational interviewing intervention to increase help-seeking. She has extensive experience in conducting randomised controlled trials, including experience with cluster trials, from project conceptualisation to publication of results.