Dr. Olayinka Atilola
Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja Lagos.

Biography

Dr. Olayinka Atilola is a registered medical practitioner in Nigeria being fully registered under the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act. He is a trained Psychiatrist with specialization in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He holds the highest medical qualification for the practice of psychiatry in the West African sub-region being a Fellow of the Medical College of Psychiatrists of Nigeria as well as Fellow of the West African College of Physicians.

Aside his training in Nigeria, he received complimentary training, outside Nigeria, in different aspects of assessment and treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. He is an Alumnus of the Children and Youth Studies program of the International Institute of Social Studies in Hague, Netherlands. 

He has a cumulative of 13 years’ experience in psychiatry (including child and adolescent psychiatry) practice. He is currently affiliated to the Department of Behavioural Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) Ikeja Lagos, as a Senior Lecturer, and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja Lagos, as honorary consultant psychiatrist.

Dr. Atilola has been involved in training and design of child and adolescent mental-health services at various levels. For instance, he is the team leader of a school-linked multidisciplinary team comprising of applied behaviour analysts; speech and language therapists, special education specialists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists, for the assessment and treatment of neuro-developmental disorders.

He is also the team leader, of a mental health services outreach for incarcerated children and youth in Lagos, in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Social Welfare.

Dr. Atilola is a member of the Nigerian Young Academy of Science and a Young Physician Leader of the World Academy of Science. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in local and international journals on the epidemiology and service-needs for childhood psychopathology. He is co-founder of the International Child Mental Health Study Group, a group of young child & adolescent psychiatrists bridging child mental-health research gaps in the developing countries of the world.