Dr John Babalola trained at the reputable Obafemi Awolowo University and completed his postgraduate training at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospital which is part of the South London and Maudsley training scheme. Dr Babalola has been practicing as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the NHS for over 16 years and has a special interest in Neuropsychiatry and Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Dr Babalola has presented and spoken at several national and international conferences and has a strong passion for teaching. As a result of Dr Babalola’s contribution to medical teaching, he was awarded the “Bart’s Hospital NHS teacher of the year” in 2014. He is a member of the Special Interest Group on Neuropsychiatry and affective disorders (SIGN) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, England.
Dr Babalola is an Associate Clinical Director at an NHS Foundation Trust and is very much involved in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching. He mentors several junior and senior doctors across the NHS and private health sector.
Dr Babalola is involved in several projects in Nigeria which look to empower doctors and nurses across the country and improve their professional and personal development through mentorship, advice and practical support. He is currently involved in a project looking to develop a Mental Health First Aid training and Handbook.
Dr Babalola and his wife set up NaijAid a British based charity which looks to empower Nigerian doctors and nurses by improving their knowledge base, it also sponsors free health care for the less well-off and provides a number of free health clinics in Nigeria while also promoting and preserving health of under privileged citizens in Nigeria.
Dr Babalola is also involved in research projects and has contributed to a number of published papers.