Professor Dr Paul Ramchandani
Reader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Paul is Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College, London. He also works clinically as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in a busy clinic in Central London. Prior to 2012 he worked for more than 10 years in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He qualified in medicine, and subsequently trained in New Zealand, Leeds and Oxford. Along the way he completed a Masters degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a doctorate (DPhil) in Oxford.
Paul's research investigates the links between parents' and children's health, particularly focusing on the influence of parental depression and anxiety and the risks for the early development of these problems in children. This work has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, and NIHR.
More recently, Paul is running a trial funded by the National Institute of Health Research, which 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.
Email: p.ramchandani@ imperial.ac.uk