Prof Oye Gureje
I am currently Professor of Psychiatry and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Neuroscience and Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan and Consultant Psychiatrist, University College Hosp


Profession: Medicine - Psychiatry

Institution: University of Ibadan

Country: Nigeria

Languages: English


I am a psychiatrist. My clinical work is in general adult psychiatry while my research activities have spanned a variety of areas in global mental health: epidemiology, mental health system strengthening and implementation research, especially focusing on the scaling up of mental health service. I have been involved in mental health policy development in Nigeria and in empowering advocacy groups in several countries, especially in anglophone West African countries.


Among my current interests is the development and assessment of collaboration between traditional healers and conventional health providers in the treatment of severe mental disorders.

Areas of Expertise

Somatoform Disorders
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders