Dr Oluwagbenga Odeyemi

Consultant Psychiatrist

The Priory Hospital Woodbourne (staff)


21 Woodbourne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B17 8BY

Location telephone: 0121 434 4343

Location email: woodbourne@priorygroup.com

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Dr Oluwagbenga Odeyemi

Dr Odeyemi graduated from medical school in 1998, in Nigeria. He has worked in the field of Psychiatry since 2001 and completed his postgraduate psychiatric training, obtaining the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the General Medical Council (GMC), UK, in 2011. His main specialty is within the working age group. He has subsequently worked as Consultant Psychiatrist within the NHS (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) and is now working with Priory Healthcare and also Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) NHS Trust, as a Consultant Psychiatrist.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Odeyemi has worked within both the inpatient and outpatient setting. He has worked as the lead clinician in psychiatric intensive care units (PICU), acute adult wards, crisis resolution and home treatment teams and electroconvulsive therapy teams. 

In managing his patients, Dr Odeyemi is committed to a holistic approach, involving the patient, family and carer where appropriate, to come to a robust and bespoke formulation and management plan for each and every patient.

His treatment approaches include use of evidence-based psycho-pharmacolgical treatment and supportive psychological interventions. He also works closely with allied professional psychologists to provide the best and most appropriate structured psychological interventions, where appropriate.

Dr Odeyemi has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in the indication, use and application of neuromodulatory treatment approaches such as ECT for the treatment of depressive disorders and other mental illnesses.

He has a special interest in medical training and education and has lectured at the University of Nottingham as a Clinical Teaching Fellow. Dr Odeyemi is also a recipient of a Clinical Excellence Award (CEA) from the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU), contributing the development and improvements of standards within PICUs. He is part of several committees looking into the continuous improvement of standards within the PICU, underpinned by the consistent search for least restrictive practice and patient-centred care. Dr Odeyemi has also been an active Peer Reviewer for the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Electroconvulsive Therapy Accreditation Service.

Dr Odeyemi's area of research is mainly around improving mental health awareness and reducing stigma. This was the subject of my Masters (Master of Public Health) dissertation at the University of Leeds. More recently, he has been involved in the selection and recruitment of subjects for research projects such as the LABILE study (Lamotrigine and borderline personality disorder: investigating long-term effectiveness) and two imaging studies (An investigation of coordination of brain activity during a target detection task in healthy individuals and people with psychosis and Diffusion Tensor Imaging study).

  • MBBS
  • MPH
  • PGDip Clinical Psychiatry
  • MRCPsych
  • Section 12 (2) Approved
  • CCT
  • Approved DOLS Mental Health Assessor