Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



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Dr Matthew Hodes is Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and also works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the NHS with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.



Matthew carries out mental health services research with young people in two main areas. Firstly, he investigates the interface between physical and mental health. Recent studies include investigation of maternal and child anxiety associated with child food allergy. Secondly, he investigates sociocultural influences on child and adolescent mental health and service contact.   He has studied risk and protective factors for psychopathology, and service use amongst young refugees. He also investigates social factors in adolescent psychosis. 


Teaching and Training

Matthew is active in teaching child & adolescent psychiatry in Imperial College,  mainly in MBBS BSc courses. He is also   active in higher specialist training in child & adolescent psychiatry, and is currently Chair of the Training Programme Management Committee in UCLP, and London wide Specialist Training Committee.     



Given-Wilson Z, Hodes M, Herlihy J, 2018, A review of adolescent autobiographical memory and the implications for assessment of unaccompanied minors' refugee determinations, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol:23, ISSN:1359-1045, Pages:209-222

Hodes M, Anagnostopoulos D, Skokauskas N, 2018, Challenges and opportunities in refugee mental health: clinical, service, and research considerations, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol:27, ISSN:1018-8827, Pages:385-388

Hodes M, Vasquez MM, Anagnostopoulos D, et al., 2018, Refugees in Europe: national overviews from key countries with a special focus on child and adolescent mental health, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol:27, ISSN:1018-8827, Pages:389-399

Boyle RJ, Umasunthar T, Smith JG, et al., 2017, A brief psychological intervention for mothers of children with food allergy can change risk perception and reduce anxiety: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Vol:47, ISSN:0954-7894, Pages:1309-1317

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