Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學 醫學院 耳鼻咽喉 — 頭頸外科學系 - Dr PEREIRA Valerie J.
Dr Valerie PEREIRA

Appointment

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Speech Therapist
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
  • Speech Therapist
    The Institute of Human Communicative Research

 

Clinical and Research Interests

Cleft lip and palate, Craniofacial dysostosis, Maxillary and Midfacial Advancements and Speech Outcomes, Velopharyngeal Dysfunction, Speech Sound Disorders

Qualifications

  • PhD Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London UK
  • MSc in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy, University College London UK
  • B Soc Sc (Honours) in Psychology, B A in Psychology and Language, National University of Singapore
  • Training course - Nasendoscopy for Cleft Lip and Palate/Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
  • Certified user – Cleft Audit Protocol for Speech-Augmented (CAPS-A)
  • International credentialing – Operation Smile

Working Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine
  • External Examiner
    National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, The Division of Graduate Medical Studies
  • Guest Lecturer
    The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong
  • Research Assistant Professor
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Problem-Based Learning Tutor and Clinical Supervisor
    University of Hong Kong

Honorary Appointments

  • Honorary Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong -Speech Therapist for the Joint Cleft Clinic and Nasendoscopy Clinic (2013-2020)
  • Honorary Speech and Language Therapist (2011- 2013)
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London UK
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Cleft Lip and Palate/Velopharyngeal Function
    North Thames Regional Cleft Service, London UK
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Craniofacial Conditions/Dysphagia
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and the Craniofacial Unit, London UK
  • Locum Speech and Language Therapist; Development Communication/Dysphagia
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London UK
  • Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
    Jockey Club Sarah Roe Special Needs School, Hong Kong
  • Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

Professional and Clinical Registration and Memberships

  • Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists RCSLT (UK)
  • Health Professionals Council HCPC (UK)
  • Member of Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists
  • Cleft Lip and Palate International Speech Task Force
  • Committee, Craniofacial Dysmorphias and Related Syndromes Committee, International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)

Selected Publications

  • Sell, D. & Pereira, V. 2016. Speech: Perceptual and Functional Outcomes. In J. Losee and R. Kirsner (Eds.) Comprehensive Cleft Care. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Pereira, V., Sell, D. & Tuomainen, J. (2013). The effect of maxillary osteotomy on speech in cleft lip and palate: Perceptual outcomes of velopharyngeal function. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 48(6), 640-650. (Awarded runners-up prize 2013)
  • Pereira, V., Sell, D. & Tuomainen, J. (2013). The impact of maxillary osteotomy on speech outcomes in cleft lip and palate: An evidence based approach to evaluating the literature. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 50(1), 25-39.
  • Sell, D. & Pereira, V. 2011. Instrumentation in the Analysis of the Structure and Function of the Velopharyngeal Mechanism. In S. Howard & A. Lohmander (Eds.) Cleft Palate: Speech: Assessments and Intervention. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers UK.
  • Pereira, V., Sacher, P., Ryan, M. & Hayward, R. (2009). Dysphagia and Nutrition in Apert Syndrome. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 46(3), 285-291.
  • Pereira, V., Sell, D., Ponniah, A., Evans, R., Dunaway, D. (2008). Midface Osteotomy versus Distraction: The Effect on Speech, Nasality and Velopharyngeal Function in Craniofacial Dysostosis. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 45(4), 353-363.
  • Pereira, V. 2004. Feeding in Syndromic Craniosynostosis. In Hayward R, Jones B, Dunaway D & Evans R (Eds). Craniosynostosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach. London: MacKeith Press.