Prof Amaka Offiah
Professor of Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of Sheffield, UK, Prof Offiah is a clinical academic – one of the UK’s very small minority of black female professors.
Her research relates to the radiological diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias and inflicted injury (physical abuse) in children, in differentiating inflicted from accidental injury and in developing new diagnostic tools, including the use of artificial intelligence. She has published over 120 research papers and I have given over 200 invited international and national lectures.
Prof Offiah is co-author of one international and 3 national guidelines and has been a standing committee member for NIHR and NICE.
Prof Offiah acts as an expert witness for Her Majesty’s courts in cases of suspected child abuse, having provided expert reports and/or attended court in over 450 cases. She is also an an instructor on the biannual Instructional Course organised by the Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research. As well as this, she has co-authored and contributed to chapters several well-respected radiology and histopathology textbooks.
Professor Offiah is passionate about mentorship and supporting minority ethnic groups, from students to trainee Radiologists. She is currently Chair of the BAME Staff Network, Departmental Director of Research and Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Lead at the University of Sheffield.
Professor Offiah will deliver a talk called: When Should the Radiologist Suspect Child Abuse?