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.



O'Mahen HA, Ramchandani PG, King DX, et al., 2022, Adapting and testing a brief intervention to reduce maternal anxiety during pregnancy (ACORN): report of a feasibility randomized controlled trial, Bmc Psychiatry, Vol:22

Stewart L, McConnell BB, Darboe B, et al., 2022, Social singing, culture and health: interdisciplinary insights from the CHIME project for perinatal mental health in The Gambia, Health Promotion International, ISSN:0957-4824

Skene K, O'Farrelly CM, Byrne EM, et al., 2022, Can guidance during play enhance children's learning and development in educational contexts? A systematic review and meta-analysis, Child Development, ISSN:0009-3920

Byrne EM, Ramchandani PG, 2022, Educational interventions involving physical manipulatives for improving children’s learning and development: a scoping review

Lodder A, Mehay A, Pavlickova H, et al., 2021, Evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the 'strengthening families, strengthening communities' group-based parenting programme: study protocol and initial insights, Bmc Public Health, Vol:21, ISSN:1471-2458, Pages:1-13

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