Professor Amaka Offiah - Chair of Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
Amaka C Offiah is Professor in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging and consultant paediatric radiologist at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK. She is probably the first black African female professor at the University of Sheffield and probably only the second black African female professor in medicine in the UK.
Graduating as a doctor from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, Professor Offiah obtained a PhD while at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Institute of Child Health, UCL, London. She has published approximately 200 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and books and given over 250 invited national and international lectures. She has been involved in the development of national guidelines related to investigating suspected physical abuse in children and has published a textbook on the subject.
Professor Offiah is the first BAME and first female Managing Editor of the journal Peadiatric Radiology, Convener of the Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research and Chairperson of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology Child Abuse Taskforce. She was recently appointed co-Chair for the North East Region of the Experts in the Family Justice System Committee. Professor Offiah is Director for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion for the Department of Oncology & Metabolism at the University of Sheffield, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Chair of the University of Sheffield BAME Staff Network.
Passionate about children’s welfare and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Professor Offiah is a Trustee for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and a Governor for Notre Dame High School, Sheffield.
Professor Offiah is married and has two children and a cat.