Robena Dhadda has extensive experience and knowledge of working with adults and adolescents with communication and swallowing impairments resulting from a wide range of medical, physical and mental health disorders.
Robena is a highly reputable expert witness in her field. She is passionate, professional and has a sound understanding of legal principles. She produces speech and language therapy reports for personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Robena takes instructions from both claimant and defendant solicitors.
Since qualifying in 2005, Robena has worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings including major trauma hospitals, acute hospitals, outpatient services, and community-based rehabilitation.
She achieved the highest level of competence within the RCSLT framework, and have worked as a Consultant Dysphagia Practitioner (Level D) since 2015.
Her expertise includes:
Traumatic and acquired brain injury
Stroke and long-term neurological disability
Mental Health Disorders and neurobehavioural disability High dependency and complex care
Cognitive and communication difficulties Disorders of consciousness.
Robena is a highly skilled, positive and enthusiastic person who strives to achieve clinical excellence. This has enabled her to progress substantially in her career. She has lectured in universities and has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most renowned medical and healthcare professionals around the country.
Robena manages an independent practice which utilises bespoke and innovative interventions, proven techniques and technologies which are supported by the most up-to-date research and evidence. She has a broad and diverse clinical caseload. Additionally, she provides consultancy services and supervises speech and language therapists at Priory Brain Injury Services, Elysium Brain Injury Services, Christchurch and Pathfinders Complex Care.
2001-2005 City University, London – BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists rc0022973 (RCSLT) • Health Care Professions Council SL16970 (HCPC) • Connect – Groups Work • Connect – The Good Goal Setting Guide • Dysphagia Training (UCL) • FEES Training • Tracheostomy Training • Mental Health & Capacity Act Training • MVA training (Managing Violence and Aggression)
HCPC, Association of Speech and Language in Independent Practice (ASLTIP), Royal college of Speech and Language Therapist (RCSLT)