Dr Achinivu works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist for the NHS at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry in Edgbaston, Birmingham, where he runs weekly clinics for patients with traumatic brain injuries, general neuropsychiatric disorders, chronic fatigue and neurodevelopmental disorders. He also runs a private clinic in Birmingham, United Kingdom as well as a clinic in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr Achinivu also carries out home visits around the UK for patients with complex neuropsychiatric disorders or brain injuries. He provides neuropsychiatric services to a variety of organizations including Christchurch Group UK where he is Lead Consultant Neuropsychiatrist.
Dr Achinivu is registered with the UK General Medical Council (GMC) as a specialist in general psychiatry and the psychiatry of learning disability and with the Irish Medical Council (IMC) as a specialist in psychiatry according to the provisions of Schedule 2 of the European Specialist Medical Qualifications Order 1995. He is also registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. He has extensive experience in medico-legal reporting across various jurisdictions including England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He is a 1st Tier Expert with APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He provides opinions in civil cases including Personal Injury cases and Clinical Negligence cases. He regularly attends medico-legal courses/training annually as part of his Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and successfully completed the Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff University in 2014.
Dr Achinivu specializes in the neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment of patients with an acquired brain injury as well as adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. His clinical interests include neurocognitive and neuro-behavioural disorders due to a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Trauma and Stressor-related Disorders, Sleep-wake disorders, Non-Epileptic Attack Disorders (NEAD), Somatic Symptom and related Disorders (Somatoform Disorders), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).