Atilola, Olayinka

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Department of Behavioural Medicine,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
Lagos, Nigeria


University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria: Bachelors of Medicine & Surgery; Jan 2003National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (Residency 2006 – 2012): Fellowship of the Medical College of Psychiatry; Nov 2011University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Netherlands: Diploma in Children, Youth, & Development; June 2012




Dr. Atilola is a medical practitioner and a psychiatrist. He is a Fellow of the Medical College of Psychiatrists of Nigeria and a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians- being the highest medical qualification attainable in this region. He also had complementary training in different aspects of mental health services outside of Nigeria. He is an Alumnus of the International Institute of Social Studies, University of Rotterdam Netherlands. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Medicine of the Lagos State University College of Medicine and a Consultant Psychiatrist to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. Dr. Atilola has been involved in the design of mental health services for the Lagos State Government as well as a few multinational NGOs. Dr. Atilola is widely published with about 25 of his publications cited in PubMed/Medline database. His main research interest is in the field of epidemiology and innovative mental-health services for children, youth and women. He has been involved in the design of mental health services for multinational outfits, a recent example being the grief-counselling services for victims of terrorist attacks organised by the Muritala Muhammed Foundation. He is also a lead consultant to the Lagos State Government on research and provisioning of mental health services to youth in juvenile justice detention. Dr. Atilola is a recipient the Edger Luke prize of the Faculty of Psychiatry of the West African College of Physicians; a co-founder of the International Child Mental Health Study Group, and an elected member of the Nigerian Young Academy (of Science).  

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