Faculty Profile


Olayinka Omigbodun
Principal Investigator, Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health

MBBS (Ibadan), MPH (Leeds), Dip Psych (Manchester), FMCPsych (Nigeria), FWACP
Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan; Honorary Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Abiodun Adewuya, MBChB, FWACP, FMCPsych is a psychiatrist with special interest in perinatal mental health. He had his undergraduate education and postgraduate clinical training at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife. Nigeria. He also underwent a one year research fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP), London.

He presently teaches medical undergraduates and postgraduates at the Lagos State University College of Medicine. His clinical and research interest had been in areas of gender
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Adebayo Adejumo, RN, MHSc, PhD, FWACN is a Clinical and Developmental Psychologist based in the Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan.  He holds a BSc degree in Nursing, after which he bagged Masters and Doctorate degrees in Psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

He also attended the Joint Centre for Bioethics, Institute of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada where he obtained a Master in Health Science with specialization in Bioethics through a NIH -Fogarty scholarship in 2004/05.
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Adebola Orimadegun, MBBS, MSc. (Ibadan), PG Dip. Clinical Trials (LSHTM), FWACP, is a Research Fellow / Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an Honorary Consultant Paediatrician to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Orimadegun joined the University of Ibadan in 2008, with a remit to conduct research and teach Paediatrics and Child Health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. After joining the University, he has had further training on epidemiology and clinical trials.

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Ademola Ajuwon earned the Bachelors of Science (BSc) degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos in 1984, Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1990 and 2000 respectively. Professor Ajuwon has been a scholar at the Department of Health Promotion and Education, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan since 1991.

He teaches health communication, ethics of public health research and delivery of reproductive health service. He is also a member of the faculty of the West Africa Bioethics Training Program, an NIH funded project. read more


Ajibola Falaye, Ph.D. (Ibadan) is a trained Counselling and Developmental Psychologist. As a trained counselor, her specialization is in the area of counselling at the different life stages. Her focus of research is on child and adolescent development and professional focus on the development of intervention packages, assessment, diagnosis, and the application of appropriate remediation therapies such as Behaviour therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT) as well as Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) and such as appropriate for child and adolescent mental health and behavioural
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Akinyinka Omigbodun, MBBS, FWACS, FMCOG, FAS, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, graduated from the Medical School of the University of Ibadan. He had his postgraduate training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, the University Hospital of South Manchester, UK and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He is a former Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Although his main research interest has been in gynaecological oncology, he has done substantial research into maternal and newborn care, including the mental
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Ayodele Osisanya, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ph.D (Ibadan) is a Lecturer and a certified Audiologist with special bias in the management and rehabilitation of hearing and speech related difficulties.  He has been involved in several professional training, workshops and service delivery both locally and internationally. He has special interest in the communication rehabilitation and management of people with Aphasia, Autism and Auditory Processing Disorders. He is also an active member of several professional bodies including Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria (MRTB) Nigeria Speech and Hearing Association (NISHA) and British
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Brian Robertson qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town in 1961, and as a psychiatrist and child psychiatrist at McGill University, Canada, in 1972. From 1973 to 2004 Brian was on the staff of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, firstly at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and from 1989 as Head of Department at Groote Schuur Hospital. Since retiring as Emeritus Professor in 2004, Brian has continued working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in South Africa and Ireland, and has been actively involved in the International Association for Child
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Cornelius Ani is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Bracknell CAMHS in the UK and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London. His qualifications include MBBS (Nigeria), MSc (UCL), DCH, MRCP (Paediatrics), CASLAT (Imperial College), and MD (Research, Imperial College). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Dr Ani has training, clinical and research experience in Nigeria and the UK. He has extensive experience of developing and delivering post-graduate educational programmes in several UK Universities including
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Folake Tafita, LL.B., LLM (Toronto) BL, is a law teacher and researcher of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her areas of interests include women and children’s rights, sexual and reproductive health rights, health law and policy. Before her legal education, she trained as a nurse at the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria and obtained a Diploma certificate in Nursing. This experience informed her decision to pursue a degree in law with a bias for medical negligence and health law. She is a holder of Master of Laws Degree, from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Nigeria.
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Gauri Divan, MBBS, MRCPCH is a pediatrician who has been working in the field of developmental and behavioural pediatrics. She is based in Sangath, a non-governmental organization, working primarily in the field of child development, adolescent health and mental health. Sangath’s key mission and expertise lies in developing and evaluating interventions for childhood developmental disabilities (DD) and mental disorders across the life course, to be delivered through existing public systems. As recognition of its work in Disability, Sangath is the State Nodal Agency for the National Trust for Welfare
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Grace Adejuwon, B.Ed. MSc. PhD (Ibadan) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. She is a consulting developmental psychologist for children, adolescents, undergraduates, youths, and families with psychological concerns. After completing her undergraduate in bachelors in Science Education she was actively involved in teaching children and adolescents. She was also involved in interacting with the different communities and education policy quality control for 15 years. Her experiences stimulated her interest in psychology. She trained in Developmental Psychology at the University of Ibadan. read more


Helen Osinowo, BA.Soc.Sci (London); MSc. Sociology( specialization: Criminology); MSc& Ph.D (Clinical Psychology); RN (Glasgow), SRN (England & Wales)

Helen Osinowo is a professor of clinical psychology for children and adults with mental health and criminological/ clinical health and forensic issues. She received her clinical psychology training at the psychiatry department, University hospital, WHO Collaborating Centre, Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta, Nigeria; Institute of Psychiatry- Maudsley Hospital (London) Bethlem Hospital, (Kent); Linden Hospital Forensic Mental Health Hospital.  read more


Ibironke Annette Amodu is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Bexley CAMHS in the United Kingdom. Her qualifications include MBBS(Nigeria), MSc. (KCL, UK), DPM (Ireland), MRCPsych, PgCert Autism/ LD (Tizard Centre, UK) and PTTLS (UK). She has extensive experience of teaching and recently finished a certificate program to teach, she promotes awareness of Neuro-developmental disorders in Nigeria, UK and Ghana through training and teaching of professionals, parents and communities and has spoken about these issues on the radio, churches and community programs. read more


IkeOluwa Lagunju, MBBS (Ibadan), FMCPaed (Nig), FWACP is a Consultant Child Neurologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She received her undergraduate medical training at the University of Ibadan and thereafter worked as a general practitioner in the secondary level of care for about 10 years. She later decided for residency training in Paediatrics at the University College Hospital, Ibadan with child neurology as her main area of interest. Dr Lagunju is an astute clinician and the Head of the
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Inyang Takon, MBBS (Ibadan), MPH, Msc (Lond), FWACP, MRCPCH, FRCPCH is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. She qualified as a doctor from the University of Ibadan and did her postgraduate paediatric training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Inyang Takon has a Masters degree in Public Health and Msc in Community Paediatrics from the Institute of Child Health, University College London. Inyang has worked in several hospitals in the United Kingdom including Great Ormond Street Hospital where she had
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Dr Adenike OgundipeOgundipe Adenike, MBCHB; FMCPsych; FWACP; MSc Psychological therapies (UK)
She qualified as a Medical Doctor at Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Ogun State University (Olabisi Onabanjo University) and trained as a Psychiatrist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She has special interest in psychotherapy and as a result, went for further training in the United Kingdom where she obtained a Merit in MSc. Psychological Therapies at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. She also underwent a clinical attachment as a honorary Psychotherapist at the East London NHS Foundation Trust, there she acquired skills in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
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John Oyundoyin, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ph.D (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria) is a Senior Lecturer in the field of Intellectual Disabilities and education of the gifted and talented children and youth.  He has been teaching in the University since 1997 at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  He has also been involved in the assessment of children and youth in the child clinic of the Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan. His new area of interest is on how to cater for children and youth manifesting ADHD in the classroom setting.  He has taught in the Department of Special Education
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Kofoworola Adediran, MBBS (Ibadan), M.Sc,  FWACP is a medical research fellow with the Institute of Child Health in the College of Medicine of  the  University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She underwent her residency training in paediatrics at the University College Hospital and her Master degree is in Human Nutrition. Prior to her appointment in the Institute of Child Health, she worked in the pediatrics unit of Adeoyo Specialist Hospital Ibadan, a secondary level health care facility in the sub urban area of the city, where she was further exposed to the health problems confronting children in the community.

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Matthew Hodes, MBBS B.Sc M.Sc Ph.D FRC Psych  is a Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at St Mary’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, CNWL NHS Trust. He studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, and Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics & Political Science.He trained in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital and was recruited to research post in adolescent eating disorders, at the Institute of Psychiatry
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Olayinka Egbokhare, B.A., M.A., Ph.d., (IBADAN) lectures in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. Her research interests cover areas such as Media Effect Studies, Public Speaking, Advocacy, Writing as Communication, Advertising Message Development and Gender Issues. She has taught courses along these lines of interests both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has worked with UNICEF as a consultant on its Interpersonal Communication intervention on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT of HIV).

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Patricia Ibeziako, MBBS is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate in Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston.  A graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Dr Ibeziako completed her general psychiatry residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, USA and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. Ibeziako is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently the Director of the Psychiatry Consultation Service at Children’s Hospital Boston read more


Uwom Eze, MBBS (Ibadan), FWACP (Lab Med), MForensMed (Monash Melbourne), DipCrim. (eie) is a Consultant in Forensic Medicine (Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine). Upon completion of his undergraduate medical education at the University of Ibadan, he undertook a specialist training in Pathology at the West African College of Physicians.  His interest in medico-legal practice resulted into a post-fellowship professional and academic programme at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)/Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in addition to a Diploma in Criminology from the European Institute of Education. read more