Dr Jane Iles

Clinical Director, PsychD Clinical Psychology Programme. Senior Teaching Fellow. Clinical Psychologist
PhD, PsychD
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Jane's career as a Psychologist has focused on children, young people and families, with a specialist interest in perinatal mental health in mothers and fathers, and the well-being of the family. She has been involved in research exploring links between parental mental health and child outcomes, as well as prevalence and risk factors for parental mental health difficulties in the postpartum. Prior to training as a Clinical Psychologist Jane worked as a Research Assistant on the 'Oxford Fathers Study' at the University of Oxford. This study worked with fathers and their families in the early postnatal period and the following few years, aiming to further understanding into parental mental health symptoms and child and family outcomes.

Jane completed a PhD exploring the roles of partner attachment and social support for symptoms of postnatal depression and posttraumatic stress after childbirth, in both mothers and fathers. She then explored this field further by completing a qualitative study looking at mothers' experiences of postnatal posttraumatic stress. This was followed up by supervising a doctoral study looking at fathers' psychological experiences following presence at a traumatic childbirth.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist Jane has trained as a supervisor and trainer of an attachment-based video-feedback parenting intervention (VIPP-SD: Video feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting, using sensitive discipline). She has developed and adapted a new version of this programme for use with two-parent families, and has trained and supervised a large number of health professionals in delivery of both these versions of VIPP. She worked as a supervisor on a large-scale NIHR-HTA funded RCT at Imperial College London. This RCT explores the use of VIPP in NHS settings, for parents of young children displaying early signs of behaviour difficulties. Currently, she is working as a supervisor on an RFPB-funded (research for patient benefit) feasibility study looking at the use of VIPP in perinatal services across a number of sites in London.

Clinically, Jane has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for children with autistic spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. She also worked in a Tier 3 CAMHS team working with children and young people using a range of different psychological approaches.

Jane has presented at a number of national and international conferences and alongside peer-reviewed publications she has also written a number of blogs for the 'Mental Elf' website.


Jane teaches on a number of units on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme, including the Attachment, Personal and Professional Development and Research Methods units. She also teaches on the Undergraduate Programme (module in Clinical Psychology).

Departmental duties

Jane works as a Teaching Fellow on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and holds a number of responsibilities on the course including convening the Attachment Module, teaching across a number of modules, supervising trainees' research theses, marking coursework, and acting as a clinical tutor/ line manager for a number of the trainees across the course. Jane is also responsible for sourcing trainee placements in child services across local NHS Trusts.


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration


Ramchandani, P., O'Farrelly, C., Babalis, D., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., Byford, S., Grimas, E.S.R., Iles, J.E, et al (2017). Preventing enduring behavioural problems in young children through early psychological intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials

Iles, J., Rosan, C., Wilkinson, E., & Ramchandani, P. (2017) Adapting and developing a video-feedback intervention for co-parents of infants at risk of externalising behaviour problems (VIPP-Co): A feasibility study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 22 (3).

Domoney, J., Iles, J., & Ramchandani, P (2017). Fathers in the perinatal period: should we be taking their mental health into account? Transforming Infant Wellbeing: Research, policy and practice for the first 1001 critical days (book chapter)

Barker, B., Iles, J., & Ramchandani, P. (2017). Fathers, fathering and child psychopathology. Current Opinion in Psychology, 15.

Sethna, V., Perry, E., Domoney, J., Iles, J., Psychogiou, L., Rowbotham, N., Stein, A., Murray, L., Ramchandani, P.G (2017). Father-child interactions at 3-months and 2 years: contributions to children's cognitive development at 2 years. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38 (3).

Domoney, J., Iles, J., O'Farrelly, C., Sanger, C., Kellet., P. (2015). Bringing the relationship to life: the power of video-feedback approaches. Journal of Health Visiting, 3 (7)

Sreehran, V., Domoney, J., Aumer, K., Sethna, V., Iles, J., et al. (2015). Intergenerational transmission of parenting: findings from a UK longitudinal study. European Journal of Public Health.

Iles, J., & Pote, H. (2015). Postnatal posttraumatic stress: A grounded theory model of first time mother's experiences. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.

Sanger, C., Iles, J., Andrew, C.S., & Ramchandani, P.G. (2014). Associations between postnatal maternal depression and psychological outcomes in adolescent offspring: a systematic review. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 18(2), 147-62.

Ramchandani, P.G., & Iles, J. (2014). Getting Fathers into Parenting Programmes. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (a commentary)

Domoney, J., Iles, J., & Ramchandani, P.G. (2014). Paternal depression in the postnatal period: reflections on current knowledge and practice. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, Issue 3.

Iles, J., Spiby, H., & Slade, P. (2014). Modification and preliminary use of the five-minute speech sample in the postpartum: associations with postnatal depression and posttraumatic stress. Archives of Women's Mental Health.

Iles, J., Slade, P., & Spiby, H. (2011). Posttraumatic stress and postnatal depression in couples after childbirth: the roles of partner support and attachment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 520-530.

McDonald, S., Slade, P., Spiby, H., & Iles, J. (2011). Posttraumatic stress symptoms, parenting stress and mother-child relationships following childbirth and at two years postpartum. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 32, 141-146.

Ramchandani, P.G., 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. Depression and Anxiety, 28(6), 471-477.

Carroll, J.M., & Iles, J.E. (2006). An assessment of anxiety levels in dyslexic students in higher education. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 76, 651-662.