Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Research Assistant



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Ellen is a PhD student (Clinical Medicine for Research) supervised by Professor Paul Ramchandani and Dr Christine O'Farrelly at Imperial College London. Her research is investigating parenting as a risk factor in the development of child psychopathology. Her particular interests include the coparenting, fathers and video-feedback interventions. 

She is also working on the Healthy Start, Happy Start trial, a large scale RCT to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness an early intervention programme (VIPP-SD) in reducing behavioural problems in children aged between 12-36 months.

Ellen completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Exeter in 2013. During this time she worked part time as a Research Assistant on the Netmums Helping with Depression Study, a trial of a supported online Behavioural Activation treatment for postnatal depression (PND).

Following her BSc, Ellen went on to work for the charity Rethink Mental Illness as a Mental Health Recovery Worker in a crisis house. She joined the Centre for Psychiatry at Imperial College London in August 2014.