Paul Ramchandani is Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Imperial College. He also works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the NHS with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust. He undertook his medical studies in Southampton before obtaining a degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He then completed training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and obtained a DPhil from Oxford University in 2005.
Paul's research is focussed on early child development and particularly on the prevention of emotional and behavioural problems in the early years of life. This research has been supported by Fellowships awarded by the MRC and Wellcome Trust and more recently by substantive grant funding from the National Institute of Health Research. His team use a variety of research methodologies to investigate this area including the development and testing of clinical interventions, population epidemiology, and detailed observational studies of parent-child interaction and the biology of the stress response system.
He works with a multi-disciplinary team including expertise in psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry and physiology. Details of the current work of the team, and recent publications can be found at the pPOD website (www.ppod.org.uk).
et al., Adapting and developing a video-feedback intervention for co-parents of infants at risk of externalising behaviour problems (VIPP-Co): A feasibility study, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, ISSN:1461-7021
et al., A bespoke mobile application for the longitudinal assessment of depression and mood during pregnancy: protocol of a feasibility study, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055
et al., Father-child interactions at 3-months and 2 years: contributions to children’s cognitive development at 2 years, Infant Mental Health Journal, ISSN:1097-0355
Barker B, Iles JE, Ramchandani PG, 2017, Fathers, fathering and child psychopathology, Current Opinion in Psychology, Vol:15, ISSN:2352-250X, Pages:87-92
Braithwaite EC, Murphy SE, Ramchandani PG, 2016, Effects of prenatal depressive symptoms on maternal and infant cortisol reactivity, Archives of Womens Mental Health, Vol:19, ISSN:1434-1816, Pages:581-590