Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 3313 4161p.ramchandani




Ms Nicole Hickey +44 (0)20 3313 4161




Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus






Paul Ramchandani is visiting Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Imperial College. 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 at Imperial College 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.

For details of Paul's substantive post please see the website of the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge website where Paul is the LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning.



Fisher SD, Cobo J, Figueiredo B, et al., 2021, Expanding the international conversation with fathers' mental health: toward an era of inclusion in perinatal research and practice, Archives of Womens Mental Health, ISSN:1434-1816

Gjærde LK, Hybschmann J, Dybdal D, et al., 2021, Play interventions for paediatric patients in hospital: a scoping review., Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-69

Patel J, Smith R, O'Farrelly C, et al., 2021, Assessing behavior in children aged 12-24 months using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Infancy, Vol:26, ISSN:1525-0008, Pages:724-734

Rao Z, Barker B, O'Farrelly C, et al., 2021, Maternal anxiety and depression and their associations with mother-child pretend play: a longitudinal observational study., Bmc Psychol, Vol:9

O'Farrelly C, Barker B, Watt H, et al., 2021, A video-feedback parenting intervention to prevent enduring behaviour problems in at-risk children aged 12-36 months: the Healthy Start, Happy Start RCT, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:25, ISSN:1366-5278, Pages:1-+

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