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BREAKING: Omigbodun Becomes First Female College Of Medicine Provost


Olayinka Omigbodun, Nigeria’s first female psychiatry professor, has been appointed as the 12th provost of the  College of Medicine University of Ibadan.

She broke another record by becoming the first female to occupy the position at the college.

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OYOINSIGHT.COM understands that Olubunmi Olapade-Olaopa, the outgoing provost, may be contesting to becoming the 13th vice-chancellor of UI. Her husband, Akinyinka Omigboduna Nigerian professor of Gynecology, Obstetrics was provost of the same college.

Olayinka is daughter of late Lt. Col Victor Banjo. She began a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and mental health in 1986 at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

She had further residency training in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Lancaster Moor Hospital, Lancaster also at the Queen’s Park Hospital, Blackburn, in the United Kingdom.

She also had training in Family Therapy at the Department of Family Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and was also a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Bipolar Research Unit. She studied at the Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leedswhere she had her Masters in Public Health in 1999.

Through the University of Ibadan MacArthur Foundation-funded Staff Development Programme. She further her studies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Greenwood Institute for Child Health, University of Leicester, UK in 2004.

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