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About Prof Benjamin O. Olley

Professor Benjamin Oladapo Olley, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is a distinguished figure in the field of Psychology, particularly renowned for his contributions to clinical psychology and mental health research. Holding a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ibadan, Professor Olley's academic journey began at the same institution, where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology. With a career spanning over two decades, Professor Olley has made significant strides in academia, serving as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Ibadan before joining Chrisland University.

His academic prowess is complemented by a wealth of professional qualifications and diplomas, including certifications in Health Research Ethics and Rational Emotive Psychotherapy. Professor Olley's research endeavors have earned him numerous accolades and grants, notably from organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has also held prestigious fellowships and visiting positions at institutions like the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Professor Olley's commitment to education extends beyond the lecture hall, as evidenced by his extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised scores of students at various academic stages, from Honours to Ph.D. level, and has chaired numerous departmental and faculty committees. Beyond academia, Professor Olley has made substantial contributions to clinical practice, having served as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Head of Department at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Abeokuta.

His research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on the Nigerian context. He has publications in esteemed journals, and his involvement in groundbreaking studies reflects his dedication to advancing knowledge in these critical areas. As a respected member of several learned societies and professional associations, including the Association of African Psychiatrists and Allied Professionals, Professor Olley continues to shape the discourse on mental health in Africa and beyond. Through his unwavering commitment to research, education, and clinical practice, Professor Benjamin Oladapo Olley remains a beacon of excellence in the field of psychology, inspiring future generations of scholars and practitioners alike.

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