Akeem Sule

Consultant Psychiatrist
Co-founder HIP HOP Psych
Cambridge University Research Associate

Since the invention of films, people have used them for leisure, as means of disconnecting, and as an escape from their daily struggles. Later on, series became increasingly popular for their lengthy and more complex narratives. People are usually captivated by the stories depicted in films and series, so why not try to acquire some knowledge in a nonconventional way while also being entertained?

Akeem Sule’s talk will feature a discussion on the television series “The Wire” in terms of its potential for medical education. “The Wire” is categorized as a crime drama, but it covers a whole range of impactful and relevant subjects: racism, drugs, the poor community, and family affairs. Our speaker will focus on how medical students, residents, and even doctors could benefit from simply watching a show in the comfort of their own homes by being educated on social determinants of mental health, as well as mental health concepts.

Dr. Sule is the Co-founder of HIP HOP PSYCH and a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry, at Essex Partnership university NHS Trust. He is an Honorary Visiting Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, as well as at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. Akeem Sule has taught Psychiatry resident doctors in various countries. He obtained a medical degree from the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. His Specialist Psychiatry training was with the Oxford Rotational Scheme. He also worked at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, and as a clinical research worker, doing neuroimaging research at the Hammersmith PET center. Dr. Sule is an International member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Sule is consistently rated as one of the best teachers on the Stage 2 Cambridge medical school Psychiatry course and is a pioneer of the “Old School Hip Hop Method of Teaching”. He is keen on using film for medical education and public mental health education. Also, he is the facilitator of the Association of Black Psychiatrists Culture club.