As part of our celebrations for Black History Month 2022, we want to take the opportunity to spotlight the achievements and contributions of Black Psychiatrists in line with our theme of ‘Proud to be’.
Join us for a discussion led by Dr Lade Smith with three working psychiatrists who will take us through their journey – what it means to them to be a Black Psychiatrist, who has been influential in their lives, barriers they have overcome and their proudest achievements.
Dr Shubulade (Lade) Smith CBE, Clinical Director (Forensic Services) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Presidential Lead for Race and Equality, RCPsych
Dr Oyedeji Ayonrinde
Dr Oyedeji (Deji) Ayonrinde is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Ayonrinde had his postgraduate psychiatry training at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals, London, UK with specialist accreditations in both General Adult and Addiction Psychiatry. He worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and was an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN), Kings College, University of London till 2017. His research interests include, youth mental health, cannabis and psychosis, metabolic syndrome, knowledge translation, multinational teams, cultural mental health and the history of psychiatry. Dr Ayonrinde is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow Royal Society of Art, Fellow Royal Society of Medicine and a Member of the Society of Apothecaries. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2013.
Dr Olufemi Talabi