Dr Chinwe Obinwa

MBBS, MRCPsych, MWACP, MSc Clin Neuropsychiatry

  • Speciality: Psychiatry
  • Sub Speciality: Forensic Psychiatry
  • Special clinical interests: Neuropsychiatry & Medicolegal Work
  • Current NHS and /or university posts: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Year of first medical Qualification: 1998
  • Current membership(s) of Professional, national and Regional bodies: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professional Profile

I have expertise in the assessment and management of various psychiatric disorders. They include psychotic and mood disorders, neurotic, trauma and stress-related and somatoform disorders (particularly in relation to trauma), personality disorders and factitious disorder (Munchausen Syndrome). I am trained in the various risk assessment tools relating to risk of harm to others arising from various psychiatric disorders including neuropsychiatric cases. My special interests in neuropsychiatry include neurocognitive and neuro-behavioral disorders due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorders (NEAD). I am also trained in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and have a good understanding in assessment and management of neurodevelopmental disorders (including ADHD).

I am skilled in the field of psychopharmacology relating to various psychiatric disorders and requesting the relevant investigations. I am a resourceful and patient centered clinician. I employ a strong recovery focused approach in my management of patients to imbue hope and foster independence.

Medico-legal Experience

I have extensive experience in medico-legal work particularly in relationship to forensic and civil cases. I have provided expert witness opinion to Magistrate and Crown Courts, Crown Prosecution Service, Solicitors and First Tier Tribunal Hearings. I supervise the medico legal work of trainee doctors aspiring to be Consultants.

I have attended the Bond Solon Expert Witness Courses on Clinical Negligence, Civil Procedures Rules and Criminal Law and Procedure. I provide opinion on Mental Capacity cases, Personal Injury case (particularly following sexual abuse) and Clinical Negligence cases. My Claimant (90%): Defendant (10%) ratio. I have experience of expert witness discussions and giving evidence in court. I regularly attend updates and training in medico-legal courses as part of my Continuous Professional Development (CPD). My last update was with Bond Solon’s Legal Update for Expert Witness on 26 April 2020.