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Olayinka O. Omigbodun

Olayinka O. Omigbodun MBBS (Ibadan), MPH (Leeds), Dip Psych, FMCPsych (Nigeria), FWACP


Ibadan, Oyo & Osun, Nigeria

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Prof. Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun is Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. She obtained a MBBS (1985), Diploma in Psychiatry (Manchester), Fellowship (National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians in Psychiatry) in 1991. She received further training in Family Therapy at the Department of Family Studies, University of Pennsylvania (1993). Through a British Chevening Scholarship to the Nuffield Institute for Health she also obtained a Masters' degree in Public Health (Leeds), with Distinction (1999). She pursued further studies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Greenwood Institute for Child Health, (Leicester), in 2004.

She started a clinic service tailored to meet the needs of children and adolescents with mental health problems at UCH, which became the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit and eventually the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She also initiated a mental health outreach to the children in the Ibadan Remand Home (the custodial portion of the juvenile justice system in Oyo State, Nigeria), established links with the SOS Children's Village in Owu Ijebu, Nigeria, as well as with the Ibadan School for Children with Disabilities.

She was a co-founder of the African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (AACAMH) and has served as Chair of its Steering Committee since its foundation in 2007. She is also the immediate Past-President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
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