Dr Soheil Afshar
BPsych(Hons) MClinNeuropsych PhD MAPS CCN
Dr Afshar completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and PhD at Macquarie University. His PhD was conducted at Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he investigated the long-term neurocognitive and neurological outcomes of paediatric liver transplant recipients.
Dr Afshar works at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick within the neurology department seeing children with a range of neurological presentations. He has previously worked in the Brain Injury Unit at SCH, and at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead working as part of a learning difficulties clinic supporting children with reading/literacy, numeracy, and attention problems.
In addition, Dr Afshar has worked as a school psychologist for the NSW Department of Education supporting children with psychological and emotional needs, as well as their learning and academic development. He is particularly passionate about working with children in the early years of primary school to identify any obstacles impeding their learning and foundational academic skills so that they can have the best start to their schooling.
Dr Afshar provides training to psychologists and is a guest lecturer at Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney on neuropsychological assessment of children. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr Afshar worked in disability support for 6 years helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental conditions including autism. He has also conducted research in cognitive neuroscience.