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Early Intervention Foundation appoints Prof Paul Ramchandani as a trustee


20 Feb 2020

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has appointed Prof Paul Ramchandani as a trustee.

Prof Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at Cambridge University will join the Early Intervention Foundation as a trustee. In addition to his work at Cambridge, he works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service and was previously Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Imperial College London.  

Clare Tickell, chair of EIF trustees said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the EIF board. Paul’s expertise in early child development and his focus on how we give children the best start in life, including the prevention of emotional and behavioural difficulties will add a lot of value to EIF’s work. I am very pleased he has agreed to become a trustee, and as EIF grows, it is fantastic to be joined by such a talented and well-respected individual.” 

Paul's research has focussed on mental health and he has a particular interest in the development of play and the prevention of emotional and behavioural problems in the early years of life. This includes the development and testing of psychological interventions.  

Commenting on joining EIF, Prof Ramchandani said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of EIF. As someone who works in the field of early childhood health and education, I have really appreciated the important work EIF does in assessing the evidence and using it to improve the way in which services for children and families are prioritised, commissioned and delivered.” 

Prof Ramchandani formally joins the EIF board on 28 February. 



The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is an independent charity that champions and supports the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing negative outcomes. For more information, see: 

To view all Early Intervention Foundation trustees visit the website here

About the contributor

Prof Paul Ramchandani

Paul Ramchandani is LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at Cambridge University and a trustee at EIF.

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