Shazia Afridi

Consultant neurologist


Shazia Afridi trained at Guy's and St Thomas' Medical School in London and completed an intercalated Neuroscience BSc. After her medical training in London she completed her PhD in neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square looking at functional imaging in migraine. She then went on to complete her higher training in London.

Shazia has been a consultant neurologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2013 where she established the headache service in the neurology department. She is an honorary senior lecturer at King's College, London.

She has been on the council for the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) and is a trustee for the Migraine Trust. She is also on the scientific committee for the Migraine Trust International Symposium.

She is joint lead for neurofibromatosis type 2 in the nationally commissioned neurofibromatosis unit.

Research interests

  • Migraine imaging
  • Hormonal aspects of migraine

  • Migraine aura

  • Neurofibromatosis type 2


  • War memorial scholarship

Last updated: April 2022

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