He has being nationally honoured and awarded for his work as a medical doctor and the presenter of the BBC TV series “Unbelievable” which discusses and analyzes human psychology, media, islamophobia, slavery, prejudice, terrorism and more. He was recently appointed to position in London for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Agboola has also been nominated twice for awards by The Muslim Times.
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Agboola was born on 24 January 1971. He attended the University of Ilorin, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria and graduated with an MBBS degree in 1995. Thence he went on to complete his internship and residency in psychiatry at Michael Elemiero University Teaching Hospital. His interest in psychiatry inclines towards the study of patients who may present with different psychological symptoms as well as psychiatric disorders, neurosis and personality disorders. He also completed a Diploma in Psychiatry from the Nigerian College of Psychiatry. He is a member of the World Psychiatric Association, Nigerian Medical Association and The Royal College Of Psychiatrists UK.
He regularly gives talks at conferences around the world regarding psychology and mental health issues. He is also the presenter of “Unbelievable” which discusses and analyzes human psychology, media, Islamophobia, slavery, prejudice, terrorism and more. This TV show which is largely watched across the globe has an audience of a billion people on YouTube.
He has been involved in numerous exciting projects such as the BBC documentary “Mental”, a documentary about mental health he presented. He also featured in a Channel 4 documentary on Islamophobia called “Inside Out – London”, where he discussed the psychological effects it has on young British Muslims.
olugbenga agboola was appointed by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) to serve as consultant for the UN Torture Prevention and Protection Unit based in Geneva Switzerland. The appointment is for a four-year term commencing 1 September 2018.
He has the following publications to his name: “When Medicine Failed – an encounter with Psychiatry”; ‘Reasoning in Schizophrenia’; ‘The Bipolar Child: A guide for parents’; ‘Managing Stress in Primary Care’ and ‘Diagnosing Depression: An interview with Dr. Wale Adebiyi (October 2010). He also writes regularly for newspapers, magazines and websites such as “The Guardian”. He is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 discussing mental health issues in Africa, the UK and globally.