Professor Amaka Offiah

BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, PhD, FRCPCH

Department of Oncology and Metabolism

Chair in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging

Amaka Offiah
a.offiah@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 271 7557

Full contact details

Professor Amaka Offiah
Department of Oncology and Metabolism
Room 15, The Damer Street Building
Sheffield Children's Hospital
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TH
Profile

My undergraduate training took place in Nigeria.

I obtained my MRCP while working at Oldchurch Hospital, Essex and then trained as a radiologist in Sheffield. I moved back to London, to Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, where I obtained a PhD for my thesis, “Optimisation of the digital radiographic imaging of suspected non-accidental injury”.

I returned to Sheffield as a HEFCE-funded Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit of Child Health, was promoted to Reader in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging in January 2015 and promoted to Chair in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging in January 2020.

Research interests

I am interested in the imaging of suspected child abuse and skeletal dysplasias and in methods of determining which children have fragile bones prone to fracture and which do not.

More specifically, I am concentrating on the optimisation of current techniques and development of novel methods of distinguishing brittle from normal bones, in understanding the mechanisms of accidental injury in children, in developing objective imaging biomarkers and normative data for the paediatric musculoskeletal system including post-mortem imaging and in diagnosing fractures in the Emergency Department.


Current projects

  • Validation of Injury Mechanisms using Engineering Simulations (VOICES)
  • Applications of artificial intelligence to the paediatric musculoskeletal system
    • dynamic Radiological Electronic Atlas of Malformation Syndromes (dREAMS)
    • Clever dREAMS
    • Vertebral morphology/vertebral fracture assessment
    • ELECtronic tool for Clinicians, Teachers and Researchers In Child Abuse (ELECTRICA)
  • Assessment of bone health in children
  • Optimisation of fracture detection in suspected physical abuse in children
  • Developing vibration analysis as a screening tool for
    • Fractures following injury to wrist or ankle
    • Reduced bone density
Publications

Books

  • Paddock M & Offiah AC (2019) Paediatric Radiology Rapid Reporting for FRCR Part 2B. Springer International Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hall CM, Offiah AC, Forzano F, Lituania M, Fink M & Krakow D (2012) Fetal and Perinatal Skeletal Dysplasias. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah AC & Hall CM (2009) Radiological Atlas of Child Abuse: A Complete Resource for MCQs, v. 1. CRC Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah AC & Hall CM () Radiological Atlas of Child Abuse. CRC Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Whitby E, Raghavan A & Offiah A (2019) Imaging Findings on Autopsy, Investigation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (pp. 89-94). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Whitby E, Raghavan A & Offiah A (2019) Minimally Invasive Autopsy, Investigation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (pp. 71-74). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah AC (2016) Imaging: Radiology, Pediatric, and Child Abuse – Skeletal Imaging, Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (pp. 136-147). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Adams JE, Mughal Z, Damilakis J & Offiah AC (2012) Radiology, Pediatric Bone (pp. 277-307). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Adams JE, Bachrach LK, Bastepe M, Bergwitz C, Bianchi ML, Bianco P, Bishop N, Bonewald LF, Bonjour J-P, Cameron N , Carpenter TO et al (2012) List of Contributors, Pediatric Bone (pp. xi-xiii). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah A (2008) Imaging of the musculoskeletal system In Pope TL, Bloem HL & Beltran J (Ed.), Imaging of the musculoskeletal system W.B. Saunders Company RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah AC & Hall CM (2008) Skeletal Radiology in Children: Non-traumatic and Non-malignant, Grainger &amp Allison's Diagnostic Radiology (pp. 1567-1609). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Abascal F, Adams JE, Ahn JM, Albareda J, Allen GM, Anavim A, Anderson MW, Anderson SE, Aparisi F, Aparisi P , Armfield DR et al (2008) Contributors, Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System (pp. v-xv). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah A (2008) Dysplasias, Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System (pp. 1905-1935). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Adam A, Adam EJ, Adams JE, Allison DJ, Allison S, Anslow P, Ascher SM, Aziz ZA, Bartram CI, Bearcroft PPW , Belli A-M et al (2008) Contributors, Grainger &amp Allison's Diagnostic Radiology (pp. ix-xiii). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah A (2007) Computer and Digital Radiography in Neonatal Chest Examination In Donoghue VB & Bjørnstad PG (Ed.), Radiological Imaging of the Neonatal Chest (pp. 47-66). Springer Verlag RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah A (2007) Diagnostic Radiology In Dixon AK & Adam A (Ed.), Diagnostic Radiology Churchill Livingstone RIS download Bibtex download
  • Offiah A (2004) Imaging Children In Carty H, Brunelle F, Kao SCS & Stringer DA (Ed.), Imaging Children Churchill Livingstone RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mbamali A (2001) A guide to radiological procedures In Chapman S & Nakielny R (Ed.), A guide to radiological procedures Saunders Ltd RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

Datasets

Other

  • Tooley M, Lynch D, Bernier F, Parboosingh J, Bhoj E, Zackai E, Calder A, Itasaki N, Wakeling E, Scott R , Lees M et al (2016) Cover Image, Volume 170A, Number 5, May 2016. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 170(5), i-i. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Current Academic Collaborators

  • Owen Arthurs
  • Nick Bishop
  • Nicola Crabtree
  • Enrico Dall'Ara
  • Paul Dimitri
  • Xinshan Li
  • Maria Luisa Davila Garcia
  • Fabrizio Messina
  • Michael Paddock
  • Margaret Paggiosi
  • Alan Rigby
  • Reza Saatchi
  • Jonathan Taylor
  • Maria-Cruz Villa-Uriol
  • Elspeth Whitby

Current Clinical Collaborators

  • Utku Alhun
  • Paul Arundel
  • Penny Broadley
  • Moira Cheung
  • Marta Cohen
  • Dan Connolly
  • Kath Halliday
  • Christine Hall
  • Nathan Jenko
  • Gillian Klafkowski
  • Isla Lang
  • Ann Marie Jeanes
  • Nicolas Nicolaou
  • Ashok Raghavan
  • Maria Sukhanenko

Current Industrial Collaborators

  • Certus Tech Ltd

PhD Students

  • Arwa Alhulwah
  • Nasser Alzahrani
  • Mohamed Hafez
  • Mohamed Hassan
  • Farirayi Nyakoko
  • Heba Shalof
Teaching activities

I contribute to the teaching of medical students and radiology specialist registrars on rotation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

I offer SSC and BMedSci attachments to medical students and currently supervise/co-supervise 6 PhD students, having successfully supervised/co-supervised 11. I have given a large number of invited national (over 100) and international (over 60) lectures on various radiology, paediatric, genetic, emergency medicine and orthopaedic courses.

I am an instructor on the biannual Instructional Course organised by the Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research and helped to develop and then taught on the inaugural national skeletal dysplasia course held in Bangalore, India in August 2010.

I organise an annual 2-day paediatric radiology course for the general radiologist. I have contributed chapters to 13 well-respected radiology and histopathology textbooks, and am co-author of three books, “A Radiological Atlas of Child Abuse”, “Fetal and Perinatal Skeletal Dysplasias: An Atlas of Multimodality Imaging” and “Paediatric Radiology Rapid Reporting for FRCR Part 2B”.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professional activities

I chair both the Child Abuse Taskforce and the Publication Committee of the European Society of Paediatric Radiologists. I am Convenor for the Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research.

Within the University of Sheffield, I am Chair of the Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network and the Lead for Knowledge Exchange and Director of Research and Innovation for the Department of Oncology & Metabolism.