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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 is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
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 London’s famous 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 published his first novel (Best Served Cold) in 2015, and published his second book (Hubris: A Brief Political History of the Nigerian Army) in 2018. He is currently writing a sequel to Best Served Cold (Pepper Soup Chronicles) and is researching a book on the History of the Nigerian Civil War.
He was a serving officer in the British Army for more than almost 30 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 supported British Army operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Mali. He was appointed Army’s Chief Medical Officer (Reserves) in 2016, and retired from the British Army in 2019.
When not fighting an increasingly difficult battle to keep fit, or supporting his beloved Arsenal Football Club, he tries hard to not be bossed around by his 4 daughters.