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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.



Ramchandani P, O'Farrelly C, Babelis D, et al., 2017, Preventing enduring behavioural problems in young children through early psychological intervention (Healthy Start, Happy Start): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Trials, Vol:18, ISSN:1745-6215

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