Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



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Dr Matthew Hodes is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and also works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the NHS with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.


Matthew carries out research into the mental health of young people in two main areas. Firstly, he investigates sociocultural influences on child and adolescent mental health. He has studied risk and protective factors for psychopathology, and service use. A major focus has been the mental health of young refugees and asylum seekers (see  ). Secondly, he investigates the interface between physical and mental health. Recent studies address  maternal and child anxiety associated with childhood food allergy. Another area of interest is evidence  based practice, and he  has been active in synthesising and disseminating research findings, especially in the field of child and adolescent depression.

Teaching and Training

Matthew teaches child & adolescent psychiatry in Imperial College, mainly in MBBS BSc courses, and supervises research projects at BSc, MSc and higher degree level. He has been active in higher specialist training in child & adolescent psychiatry, at national level and more recently across London, and continues to be involved with training locally in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and the St Mary’s Higher Training Scheme (North West London).     

International Roles 

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)  and is the Lead Editor for the Monographs that are published biennially (see ).



Durà-Vilà G, Hodes M, 2020, Cultural and religious variation in attitudes to young people consenting to health interventions, Journal of Religion and Health, Vol:59, ISSN:0022-4197, Pages:870-890

Ngo T, Hodes M, 2020, Pervasive refusal syndrome in asylum-seeking children: review of the current evidence, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol:25, ISSN:1359-1045, Pages:227-241


Hodes M, Gau SS-F, Vries PJD, 2020, Starting at the Beginning Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health, Academic Press, ISBN:9780128197493

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