Dr. Akinkunmi is a 1986 graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. Following service with the Brigade of Guards of the Nigerian Army, he moved to the United Kingdom where he undertook specialist training in Psychiatry and higher training in Forensic Psychiatry in London. He gained a Masters degree in Law from Cardiff University in 1999.
He worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service for more than 10 years, before setting up his own Consultancy service in Harley Street in 2008; he has since 2009 also been Chief Operating Officer of Stress Management Consultants Nigeria. He has served on the UK General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practice/Professional Conduct Committees (2000-20005), the Parole Board for England & Wales (2002-2012), and is Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Ibadan, where he teaches both undergraduate students and resident doctors.
He has been a serving officer in the British Army for more than 25 years, and attended both the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Joint Services Command and Staff College. He has served in Infantry, Logistics, Military Intelligence and Medical Units, and was a member of the Faculty of the Army Medical Services Training Centre. He served 2 tours of duty at the Army Officers Selection Board, and has deployed in support of British Army operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Mali. He has just taken up the appointment of Chief Medical Officer (Reserves). He published his first novel (Best Served Cold) in 2015, and is just about to publish his second book (Hubris: A Brief Political History of the Nigerian Army 1863-1999).
30 April, 2018