Dr Justin Roe

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist BA(Hons), Dip THP, PG Dip, MSc, PhD

Specialism: Head and neck

Available at: Chelsea, Sutton

Special interests:

  • Prehabilitation and rehabilitation of people undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer
  • Treatment of late radiation-associated dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Instrumental swallowing evaluation (Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and videofluoroscopy)


Dr Justin Roe is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist specialising in swallowing, speech and voice problems resulting from head and neck cancer and its treatment. He has worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital since 2008 and is the Joint Head of the Speech and Language Therapy Department. He is also Clinical Service Lead at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction/Ear, Nose and Throat Service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He holds an honorary academic appointment in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London and is an Imperial Health Charity/Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Dr Roe is a specialist advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) in head and neck oncology and palliative care. He is an expert adviser to several organisations, including National Institute for Clinical Excellence, Macmillan and NHS England and serves on the board of the Clinical Oversight Group for RM Partners West London Cancer Alliance. He was elected as the Allied Health Professions Council member for the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists in 2019.

Dr Roe’s academic work is focused on head and neck cancer, lung cancer, airway stenosis and other complex laryngological conditions. He was awarded his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research in 2013. Dr Roe mentors and supervises clinicians undertaking post-graduate research. 

He is involved in a number of national/ multinational research studies and has undertaken quality improvement initiatives using experience-based co-design (EBCD). He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on head and neck cancer, lung cancer, palliative care and ethical issues. He regularly speaks at conferences internationally. His academic biography, publications, presentations and research portfolio can be found on his academic page

Dr Roe was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in 2018. 

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