Department: Faculty of Education
Organisation: University of Cambridge
My research has focussed on mental health and I have a particular interest in the development of play and the prevention of emotional and behavioural problems in the early years of life. I have led RCT's, epidmiological studies and detailed observational studies of parent and child mental health. I direct the PEDAL (Play in Education Development and Learning) Research Centre and details of the current work of the PEDAL team at Cambridge, and recent publications, can be found at the PEDAL Hub website (www.pedalhub.net).
Amodia-Bidakowska A, Laverty C & Ramchandani PG. (2020). Father-child play: A systematic review of its frequency, characteristics and potential impact on children’s development. Developmental Review.
Sanfilippo K, McConnell B, Cornelius V, Darboe B, Huma HB, Gaye M, Ramchandani P et al. (2020). A study protocol for testing the feasibility of a randomised stepped wedge cluster design to investigate a Community Health Intervention through Musical Engagement (CHIME) for perinatal mental health in The Gambia. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 5 (1), 1-8
Gutierrez-Galve L, Stein A, Hanington L, Heron J, Lewis G, O'Farrelly C, Ramchandani PG. (2018). Association of Maternal and Paternal Depression in the Postnatal Period With Offspring Depression at Age 18 Years. JAMA Psychiatry.10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.3667.
Fernandes M, Srinivasan K, Menezes G, Ramchandani PG. (2018).
Prenatal depression, fetal neurobehavior, and infant temperament: Novel insights on early neurodevelopment from a socioeconomically disadvantaged Indian cohort. Dev Psychopathol. 30(3):725-742.
Sethna V, Murray L, Edmondson O, Iles J, Ramchandani PG. (2018). Depression and playfulness in fathers and young infants: A matched design comparison study. J Affect Disord. 3;229:364-370.
Holmes EA, Ghaderi A, Harmer CJ, Ramchandani PG, Cuipers P, et al. (2018). The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments research in tomorrow's science. Lancet Psychiatry 5(3):237-286.
Ramchandani PG, O'Farrelly C, Babalis D, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Byford S, Grimas E, Iles JE, van IJzendoorn MH, McGinley J, Phillips CM, Stein A, Warwick J, Watt HC, Scott S. (2017). Preventing enduring behavioural problems in young children through early psychological intervention (Healthy Start, Happy Start): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Nov 15;18(1):543.
Barker B, Iles JE, Ramchandani PG. (2017). Fathers, fathering and child psychopathology. Curr Opin Psychol. 15:87-92.
Herba CM, Glover V, Ramchandani PG, Rondon MB. (2016). Maternal depression and mental health in early childhood: an examination of underlying mechanisms in low-income and middle-income countries.
Lancet Psychiatry. (16)30148-1. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30148-1.
Wilkinson EL, O'Mahen HA, Fearon P, Halligan S, King DX, Greenfield G, Dunkley-Bent J, Ericksen J, Milgrom J, Ramchandani PG. (2016). Adapting and testing a brief intervention to reduce maternal anxiety during pregnancy (ACORN): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 22;17:156.
Kvalevaag AL, Ramchandani PG, Hove O, Eberhard-Gran M, Assmus J, Haavik OE, Sivertsen B, Biringer E. (2014). Does paternal mental health in pregnancy predict physically aggressive behavior in children?
Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 23(10):993-1002.
Fernandes M, Stein A, Srinivasan K, Menezes G, Renton M, Zani J, Ramchandani PG. (2014). Maternal depression and foetal responses to novel stimuli: insights from a socio-economically disadvantaged Indian cohort. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 5(3):178-82.
Ramchandani PG, Domoney J, Sethna V, Psychogiou L, Vlacho H, Murray L. (2013). Do early father-infant interactions predict the onset of externalizing problems in young children? Findings from a longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 54(1):56-64.
Ramchandani P, Stein A, Evans J, O’Connor TG, the ALSPAC study team. (2005). Paternal Depression in the postnatal period and child development: a prospective population study. The Lancet 365:3201-3205.