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The Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan started in the mid 50’s when an associate lecturer was appointed within the Department of Medicine to provide outpatient services. By 1963, the 1st chair of Psychiatry was created and in patient services was included with 9 beds in the South West block of the University College Hospital.

At present, the in-patient facilities are in the Neurosciences block where a total of 64 beds in two wards are operated as a male and female ward, there are also outpatient clinics run in the Medical outpatient department and a 24-hour emergency service.


The Department of Psychiatry provides Psychiatric training to undergraduate medical student as well as allied medical professions. The training programme is geared towards the acquisition of theoretical and clinical knowledge for practice, teaching and research in Psychiatry.


  1. Prof  Olusegun. Baiyewu (Head of Department)
  2. Prof. Oye Gureje
  3. Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun
  4. Dr. Victor  Lasebikan
  5. Dr. Bibi  Oladeji
  6. Dr. Victor. Makanjuola
  7. Dr. Tolulope Bella-Awusah
  8. Dr. Oluyomi  Esan
  9. Dr. Jibril  Abdulmalik
  10. Dr   Akin Ojagbemi
  11. Prof. Michael  Olatawura  -  Emeritus Professor.


  1. General Adult Psychiatry
  2. Old Age Psychiatry
  3. Child and adolescent Psychiatry
  4. Neuropsychiatry
  5. Drug and Alcohol abuse.
  6. Forensic Psychiatry
  7. Rehabilitation psychiatry
  8. Community Psychiatry
  9. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry


Clinical services are available in the following subspecialties in the department:

  1. General Adult Psychiatry  -  Prof. Gureje & Dr. Oladeji

Ward round Tuesday 10am

Clinic Friday 1pm at MOP

  1. Old Age Psychiatry   - Prof. Baiyewu.  & Dr Ojagbemi

Ward round Thursday 10am

Clinic Thursday 10am

  1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Professor . Omigbodun/Dr. Bella-Awusah

Ward roundMonday 10 am

Clinic Thursday 9 am

  1. Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Dr. Makanjuola.

Ward roundFriday 10.00am

Clinic Monday 2pm

  1. Neuropsychiatry  -   Dr. Esan

Ward roundWednesday 10 am

  1. Forensic Psychiatry services – Dr. Abdulmalik

Clinic at Agodi prisonTuesday 9am

  1. Rehabilitation services  -  Dr. Oladeji
  2. Community Psychiatry   services -  Dr. Makanjuola

Clinic atfour primary health centres in Ibadan North LGTuesday 9.00am

  1. Consultation Liaison services -  Dr. Lasebikan

Ward Rounds: Fridays

Clinic: Mondays

10 Emergency Psychiatry services-All Consultants

11  Other services by allied professionals

  1. Social welfare services
  2. Occupational therapy services
  3. Clinical psychology

Electroconvulsive therapy


To be the flagship tertiary health care institution in the West Africa sub-region, offering world-class training, research and services.

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