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Dr Lamprini Psychogiou

Dr Lamprini Psychogiou

Senior Lecturer


 +44 (0) 1392 725047

 Washington Singer 140


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


Lamprini Psychogiou is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology.

Office Hours for Term 2 in 2022/23 are:

  • Mondays 13:15-14:15
  • Wednesdays 14:00-15:00


Lamprini Psychogiou graduated from Panteion University of Athens, Greece. She received a Masters degree in Health Psychology from Bath University; an MPhil in Developmental Psychology from Cardiff University;  and her PhD from Southampton University.

After her PhD, Lamprini worked as a research fellow at Southampton University. In this role, she investigated environmental and genetic influences on ADHD.  She then moved to Oxford University, where she examined the effects of parental depression on children’s emotional, behavioural and cognitive development.

Lamprini is a member of the Mood Disorders Centre.


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Research interests

Lamprini's broad research interests lie in the area of intergenerational transmission of psychopathology. She is interested in examining the associations between parental psychopathology and child outcomes, and the mechanisms of risk transmission such as impairments in the parent-child relationship, hostility in the emotional climate at home and marital conflict. She is also particularly interested in investigating how characteristics of the child and the parent and contextual factors work together in predicting resilience or vulnerability in the child.

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Journal articles

Psychogiou L, Ahun MN, Geoffroy M-C, Brendgen M, Côté SM (2022). Adolescents’ internalizing symptoms predict dating violence victimization and perpetration 2 years later. Development and Psychopathology, 35(4), 1573-1583. Abstract.
White R, Russell G, Qualter P, Owens M, Psychogiou L (2021). Do peer relationships mediate the association between children’s facial emotion recognition ability and their academic attainment? Findings from the ALSPAC study. Contemporary Educational Psychology
Yilmaz M, Psychogiou L, Ford T, Dunn B (2021). Examining the Relationship Between Anhedonia Symptoms and Trait Positive Appraisal Style in Adolescents: a Longitudinal Survey Study. Journal of Adolescence, 91, 71-71. Abstract.
Ahun M, Psychogiou L, Guay F, Boivin M, Tremblay R, Cote S (2021). Maternal depressive symptoms and academic performance: Sex differences in the mediating role of school experiences. Psychological Medicine
Psychogiou L, Ahun M, Boivin M, Tremblay R, Orri M, Cote S (2021). The mediating role of adolescents’ loneliness and social withdrawal in the association between maternal depressive symptoms and suicidality in adolescence: a 20-year population-based study. Development and Psychopathology
Sethna V, Murray L, Psychogiou L, Ramchandani P (2020). S46-01 the impact of paternal depression in infancy: a mechanism for the intergenerational transmission of risk. European Psychiatry, 24(S1).
Yilmaz M, Psychogiou L, Javaid M, Ford T, Dunn B (2019). Making the worst of a good job: Induced dampening appraisals blunt happiness and increase sadness in adolescents during pleasant memory recall. Behaviour Research and Therapy
Psychogiou L, Russell G, Owens M (2019). Parents’ postnatal depressive symptoms and their children's academic attainment at 16 years: Pathways of risk transmission. British Journal of Psychology
Psychogiou L, Nath S, Kallitsoglou A, Dimatis K, Parry E, Russell A, Yilmaz M, Kuyken W, Moberly N (2018). Children’s emotion understanding in relation to attachment to mother and father. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 557-572.
Psychogiou L, Moberly N, Parry E, Russell A, Nath S, Kallitsoglou A (2017). Does fathers’ and mothers’ rumination predict emotional symptoms in their children?. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56, 431-442.
Sethna V, Perry E, Domoney J, Iles J, Psychogiou L, Rowbotham NEL, Stein A, Murray L, Ramchandani PG (2017). FATHER–CHILD INTERACTIONS AT 3 MONTHS AND 24 MONTHS: CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHILDREN'S COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AT 24 MONTHS. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38(3), 378-390. Abstract.
Psychogiou L, Moberly NJ, Parry E, Nath S, Kallitsoglou A, Russell G (2017). Parental depressive symptoms, children’s emotional and behavioural problems, and parents’ expressed emotion - critical and positive comments. PLoS ONE, 12, e0183546-e0183546.
Lambek R, Sonuga-Barke E, Psychogiou L, Thompson M, Tannock R, Daley D, Damm D, Thomsen PH (2017). The Parental Emotional Response to Children Index. J Atten Disord, 21(6), 494-507. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nath S, Russell R, Kuyken W, Ford T, Psychogiou L (2016). Does father-child conflict mediate the association between fathers' postnatal depressive symptoms and children's adjustment problems at 7 years old?. Psychological Medicine, 46, 1719-1733.
Psychogiou L, Legge K, Parry E, Mann J, Nath S, Ford T, Kuyken W (2016). Self-Compassion and Parenting in Mothers and Fathers with Depression. Mindfulness, 7(4), 896-908.
Nath S, Psychogiou L, Kuyken W, Ford T, Ryan E, Russell G (2016). The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the first seven years of their child's life: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. MBC Public Health, 16, 509-509.
Madden V, Domoney J, Aumayer K, Sethna V, Iles J, Hubbard I, Giannakakis A, Psychogiou L, Ramchandani P (2015). Intergenerational transmission of parenting: findings from a UK longitudinal study. Eur J Public Health, 25(6), 1030-1035. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sethna V, Murray L, Netsi E, Psychogiou L, Ramchandani PG (2015). Paternal Depression in the Postnatal Period and Early Father–Infant Interactions. Parenting, 15(1), 1-8. Abstract.
Nath S, Russell G, Kyuken W, Ford T, Psychogiou L (2015). Postnatal paternal depressive symptoms associated with fathers’ subsequent parenting: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207, 558-559.
Smith TF, Anastopoulos AD, Garrett ME, Arias-Vasquez A, Franke B, Oades RD, Sonuga-Barke E, Asherson P, Gill M, Buitelaar JK, et al (2014). Angiogenic, neurotrophic, and inflammatory system SNPs moderate the association between birth weight and ADHD symptom severity. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 165(8), 691-704. Abstract.
Psychogiou L, Parry E (2014). Why do depressed individuals have difficulties in their parenting role?. Psychol Med, 44(7), 1345-1347. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ramchandani PG, Domoney J, Sethna V, Psychogiou L, Vlachos H, Murray L (2013). Do early father-infant interactions predict the onset of externalising behaviours in young children? Findings from a longitudinal cohort study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 54(1), 56-64. Abstract.  Author URL.
Psychogiou L, Netsi E, Sethna V, Ramchandani PG (2013). Expressed emotion as an assessment of family environment with mothers and fathers of 1-year-old children. Child Care Health Dev, 39(5), 703-709. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sonuga-Barke EJS, Cartwright KL, Thompson MJ, Brown J, Bitsakou P, Daley D, Gramzow RH, Psychogiou L, Simonoff E (2013). Family characteristics, expressed emotion, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 52(5), 547-548.e2.  Author URL.
Cartwright KL, Bitsakou P, Daley D, Gramzow RH, Psychogiou L, Simonoff E, Thompson MJ, Sonuga-Barke EJS (2011). Disentangling child and family influences on maternal expressed emotion toward children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 50(10), 1042-1053. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ramchandani PG, Psychogiou L, Vlachos H, Iles J, Sethna V, Netsi E, Lodder A (2011). Paternal depression: an examination of its links with father, child and family functioning in the postnatal period. Depress Anxiety, 28(6), 471-477. Abstract.  Author URL.
Edmondson OJH, Psychogiou L, Vlachos H, Netsi E, Ramchandani PG (2010). Depression in fathers in the postnatal period: assessment of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a screening measure. J Affect Disord, 125(1-3), 365-368. Abstract.  Author URL.
Christiansen H, Oades RD, Psychogiou L, Hauffa BP, Sonuga-Barke EJ (2010). Does the cortisol response to stress mediate the link between expressed emotion and oppositional behavior in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD)?. Behav Brain Funct, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson MJJ, Laver-Bradbury C, Ayres M, Le Poidevin E, Mead S, Dodds C, Psychogiou L, Bitsakou P, Daley D, Weeks A, et al (2009). A small-scale randomized controlled trial of the revised new forest parenting programme for preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 18(10), 605-616. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mulligan A, Anney RJL, O'Regan M, Chen W, Butler L, Fitzgerald M, Buitelaar J, Steinhausen H-C, Rothenberger A, Minderaa R, et al (2009). Autism symptoms in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: a familial trait which correlates with conduct, oppositional defiant, language and motor disorders. J Autism Dev Disord, 39(2), 197-209. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bitsakou P, Psychogiou L, Thompson M, Sonuga-Barke EJ (2009). Delay Aversion in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: an empirical investigation of the broader phenotype. Neuropsychologia, 47(2), 446-456. Abstract.
Sonuga-Barke EJ, Oades RD, Psychogiou L, Chen W, Franke B, Buitelaar J, Banaschewski T, Ebstein RP, Gil M, Anney R, et al (2009). Dopamine and serotonin transporter genotypes moderate sensitivity to maternal expressed emotion: the case of conduct and emotional problems in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 50(9), 1052-1063. Abstract.
Ramchandani P, Psychogiou L (2009). Paternal psychiatric disorders and children's psychosocial development. Lancet, 374(9690), 646-653. Abstract.
Asherson P, Zhou K, Anney RJL, Franke B, Buitelaar J, Ebstein R, Gill M, Altink M, Arnold R, Boer F, et al (2008). A high-density SNP linkage scan with 142 combined subtype ADHD sib pairs identifies linkage regions on chromosomes 9 and 16. Mol Psychiatry, 13(5), 514-521. Abstract.  Author URL.
Christiansen H, Chen W, Oades RD, Asherson P, Taylor EA, Lasky-Su J, Zhou K, Banaschewski T, Buschgens C, Franke B, et al (2008). Co-transmission of conduct problems with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: familial evidence for a distinct disorder. J Neural Transm (Vienna), 115(2), 163-175. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chen W, Zhou K, Sham P, Franke B, Kuntsi J, Campbell D, Fleischman K, Knight J, Andreou P, Arnold R, et al (2008). DSM-IV combined type ADHD shows familial association with sibling trait scores: a sampling strategy for QTL linkage. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 147B(8), 1450-1460. Abstract.  Author URL.
Psychogiou L, Daley DM, Thompson MJ, Sonuga-Barke EJS (2008). Do maternal attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms exacerbate or ameliorate the negative effect of child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms on parenting?. Dev Psychopathol, 20(1), 121-137. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zhou K, Asherson P, Sham P, Franke B, Anney RJL, Buitelaar J, Ebstein R, Gill M, Brookes K, Buschgens C, et al (2008). Linkage to chromosome 1p36 for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder traits in school and home settings. Biol Psychiatry, 64(7), 571-576. Abstract.  Author URL.
Psychogiou L, Daley D, Thompson MJ, Sonuga-Barke EJS (2008). Parenting empathy: Associations with dimensions of parent and child psychopathology. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26(2), 221-232. Abstract.
Psychogiou L, Daley DM, Thompson MJ, Sonuga-Barke EJS (2007). Mothers' expressed emotion toward their school-aged sons. Associations with child and maternal symptoms of psychopathology. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 16(7), 458-464. Abstract.  Author URL.
Psychogiou L, Daley D, Thompson M, Sonuga-Barke E (2007). Testing the interactive effect of parent and child ADHD on parenting in mothers and fathers: a further test of the similarity-fit hypothesis. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25(3), 419-433. Abstract.
Brookes K, Xu X, Chen W, Zhou K, Neale B, Lowe N, Anney R, Franke B, Gill M, Ebstein R, et al (2006). The analysis of 51 genes in DSM-IV combined type attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:: association signals in <i>DRD4</i>, <i>DAT1</i> and 16 other genes (vol 11, pg 934, 2006). MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY, 11(12), 1139-1139.  Author URL.

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PSY3269 Parental psychiatric disorders and children's development

PSY3426 Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology



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Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Fatmawati Fadli
  • Matthew Lomas PhD student
  • Selina Nath PhD student
  • Merve Yilmaz PhD student

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