Dr Adegboyega Ogunwale
- Mental Health
Dr Adegboyega Ogunwale joined the Department of Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Sciences as an MPhil/PhD student in June 2022 and is currently funded by the Centre for Doctoral Studies PGR International Studentship (2022 – 2026).
He completed his MBBS (Medicine & Surgery) at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and MSc in Forensic Mental Health Research at King’s College, London. Dr Ogunwale holds the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians.
- Forensic psychiatry with a focus on mental health service needs and care delivery among justice-involved persons in Nigeria, as well as abnormal homicide and the insanity defence
- General adult psychiatry with a focus on stigma, quality of life, functional impairment and mental health service development, planning and evaluation
- Mental health legislation
Expertise and Public Engagement
Dr Adegboyega Ogunwale has written an essay on the criminalisation of attempted suicide in Nigeria for The Conversation (an independent source of news analysis and informed comment written by academic experts working with professional journalists). He has presented several papers in public fora on medico-legal issues in general and specialist medical practice in Nigeria.
- Smith, A., Ogunwale, A., Liebrenz, M. (2022). The tip of the iceberg? Climate change, detention settings, and mental health. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1-4.
- Ogunwale, A., Oluwaranti, O. (2020). Pattern of utilization of the insanity plea in Nigeria: an empirical analysis of reported cases. Forensic Science International: Mind and Law, 1, 100010. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsiml.2020.100010
- Armiyau, AY, Ogunwale, A, Bamidele, LI, Adole, O, Umar, MU. (2020). Comparison of impulsivity, aggression and suicidality in between prisoners in Nigeria who have committed homicide and those who have not. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 1-16; https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.2161.
- Fakorede, O. O., Ogunwale, A., Akinhanmi, A. O. (2019). Disability among patients with schizophrenia: a hospital-based study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1-9, DOI: 10.1177/0020764019894608
- Ogunwale, A. (2019). Involuntary mental health treatment in England and Wales: a rights-based critique of current legal frameworks and recommendations for reform. International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, 66: 101451 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101451