Imperial College London

Professor Paul Ramchandani

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health



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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, which 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, is focused on the prevention of mental health problems in infancy and childhood. 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 (


Ramchandani PG, King DX, 2016, Treatment of maternal perinatal depression in a low-income setting does not lead to improved outcomes for children., Evid Based Ment Health, Vol:19

Quarini C, Pearson RM, Stein A, et al., 2016, Are female children more vulnerable to the long-term effects of maternal depression during pregnancy?, Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol:189, ISSN:0165-0327, Pages:329-335

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

Wilkinson EL, O'Mahen HA, Fearon P, et al., 2016, Adapting and testing a brief intervention to reduce maternal anxiety during pregnancy (ACORN): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, Vol:17, ISSN:1745-6215

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., Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, Vol:25, Pages:1045-1054

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