Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health



+44 (0)20 3313 4161p.ramchandani




Ms Nicole Hickey +44 (0)20 3313 4161




Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus






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 (



Barker B, Iles J, Ramchandani P, Fathers, Fathering and Child Psychopathology, Current Opinion in Psychology, ISSN:2352-250X

Sethna V, Perry E, Domoney J, 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

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

Dubicka B, Cole-King A, Reynolds S, et al., 2016, SUICIDALITY AND AGGRESSION DURING ANTIDEPRESSANT TREATMENT Paper on suicidality and aggression during antidepressant treatment was flawed and the press release was misleading, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:352, ISSN:1756-1833

Forti-Buratti MA, Saikia R, Wilkinson EL, et al., 2016, Psychological treatments for depression in pre-adolescent children (12 years and younger): systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol:25, ISSN:1018-8827, Pages:1045-1054

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