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 JE, Ramchandani PG, 2017, Fathers, fathering and child psychopathology, Current Opinion in Psychology, Vol:15, ISSN:2352-250X, Pages:87-92

Belisario JSM, Doherty K, O'Donoghue J, et al., 2017, A bespoke mobile application for the longitudinal assessment of depression and mood during pregnancy: protocol of a feasibility study, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

Braithwaite EC, Murphy SE, Ramchandani PG, et al., 2017, Associations between biological markers of prenatal stress and infant negative emotionality are specific to sex., Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol:86, Pages:1-7

Day C, Briskman J, Crawford MJ, et al., 2017, Feasibility trial of a psychoeducational intervention for parents with personality difficulties: The Helping Families Programme, Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2451-8654, Pages:67-74

Iles JE, Rosan C, Wilkinson E, et al., 2017, 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, Vol:22, ISSN:1359-1045, Pages:483-499

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