Miss Roganie Govender

Miss Roganie GovenderTel: 020 3447 2156
Fax: 020 3447 2152
Email: roganie.govender@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Speech and language therapy

Professional background

Roganie is a consultant speech and language therapist and co-clinical lead of the head and neck specialist SLT team at UCH.

She trained in South Africa – where she obtained a dual qualification in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1993. In 1998 she obtained a Masters degree in Communication Pathology.

Roganie has worked within the field of ENT/Head and neck both in South Africa and in the UK. Her experience in South Africa includes working at The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto and the Johannesburg General Hospital. She has also worked in different parts of the UK including Newcastle, Birmingham and Cambridge. She worked at The Royal Free Hospital in London from 2000 and joined the head and neck unit at UCLH since its inception in June 2005. During the course of her career she has developed specialist skills in working with a range of patients seen within the ENT/Head and neck, maxillofacial and radiotherapy and oncology specialisms. She has completed advanced training in the management of laryngectomy and surgical voice restoration in the UK, Amsterdam and Indiannapolis, and attended an observership programme at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer centre in New York.

Research interests

Roganie’s current research interests include Functional outcomes for swallowing and communication following head and neck cancer  - and dysphagia following laryngectomy. She currently leads on a long term multicentre project on this topic.  She is involved in teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level and the supervision of student research. She served as the chair person for the Special Interest Group in head and neck cancer (for SLTs) for the south of England from October 2004 to January 2008. Roganie is part of an expert panel developing clinical guidelines for The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She was recently awarded the Macmillan Action for London 2009 patient nominated award.