Consultant Profile

Dr Sophia Mooncey

Dr Sophia Mooncey MBBS MRCP MRCPCH
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital, Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Paediatric medicine
    Special clinical interests:

    Neurodevelopment; behavioural disorders e.g. ADHD, Autism and Aspergers syndrome.
    Disability; epilepsy; sleep difficulties and feeding difficulties such as obesity, nutrition.

    Research interests:

    Neurodevelopmental outcomes, feeding, disability in the ethnic population

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Community Paediatrician Luton PCT

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    Medical Protection Society

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0800 585 112
    Private secretary:
    Jo  Halford
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0751 654 1257
    Private secretary email address:
    Alternate Thursday mornings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Sophia Mooncey is a Consultant Community Paediatrician working in Luton and South Bedfordshire since 2001.  She has worked in paediatrics for over 20 years. Her experience ranges from newborn intensive care to neurodevelopmental follow up and teenagers with behavioural problems. Dr Mooncey understands the impact of diagnoses that have a lifelong effect on families and is keen to provide the best support  for these children and their families.

    In her current NHS consultant post she carries out emotional and behavioural disorder clinics, assessing and diagnosing Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette’s, ADHD, feeding difficulties, obesity etc. Dr Mooncey also performs developmental assessments for ex preterms, those with learning difficulties, epilepsy, sleep difficulties and global developmental delay. She also provides support for families and schools, for those children with special needs. She carries out medical examinations for child protection, developmental assessments and adoptions (Dr Mooncey is a medical adviser for the Luton Panel).

    Her previous experience has been working in London hospitals to complete her CCST (specialist training) in paediatrics. Dr Mooncey has also carried out neonatal research and presented papers at international meetings.

    Personal profile:

    Dr Sophia Mooncey has always enjoyed paediatrics and appreciates the anxieties and pleasures in working with children and their families. She is married and has four children ranging in age from toddler to teens, which gives Dr Mooncey much practical experience. Quality of lifestyle is important to her and her family; she has always worked part time since having children and continues to do so. 

    Dr Mooncey enjoys cooking and travelling abroad to learn about different cultures. 

    Dr Mooncey has taken an active part in charity events having completed  a 5k run. She enjoys running and playing tennis as well as watching films with her family.

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