Femi Oyebode studied medicine in Ibadan and graduated with distinction in 1977. He trained in psychiatry in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He holds two doctorates: one in neuropsychiatry and the other in philosophy of mind. He is consultant psychiatrist at the National Centre for Mental Health Birmingham and Professor of Psychiatry in Birmingham. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) in 1994 and received the RCPsych Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016. He has published in excess of 250 papers including original scientific papers, review articles, & book chapters. He is the author of Mindreadings- literature and psychiatry, Madness at the Theatre and, Sims' Symptoms in the Mind- textbook of descriptive psychopathology. Sims' is the leading English language text on psychopathology and has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Estonian. He has been visiting professor at Auckland, Dalhousie, Ibadan, and University of Western Australia. He has acted as external examiner at Dublin, Keele, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, St Georges London, Oman, Kuwait, and Singapore. He has published six volumes of poetry including Naked to your softness and other dreams & Master of the leopard hunt.