Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Visiting Professor



+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 (



Fear N, Reed R, Rowe S, et al., Impact of paternal deployment to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and paternal post-traumatic stress disorder on the children of military fathers, British Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN:0007-1250

Sethna V, Murray L, Edmondson O, et al., 2018, Depression and playfulness in fathers and young infants: A matched design comparison study, Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol:229, ISSN:0165-0327, Pages:364-370

Holmes EA, Ghaderi A, Harmer CJ, et al., 2018, The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments research in tomorrow's science., Lancet Psychiatry, Vol:5, Pages:237-286

Capron LE, Ramchandani PG, Glover V, 2018, Maternal prenatal stress and placental gene expression of NR3C1 and HSD11B2: The effects of maternal ethnicity, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol:87, ISSN:0306-4530, Pages:166-172

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