Sai Bangera

School of Health and Social Care
 Sai Bangera



Sai Bangera is a bilingual speech and language therapist, HCPC registered and a practising member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). She completed the MSc programme in Speech and Hearing at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India in 1992. Sai has over 25 years of clinical experience supporting children, young people and adults with SLCN and communication differences from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Sai graduated with a distinction in MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care from City, University of London in 2016, where she worked as an Honorary Research Assistant for three years. As a member of the London Bilingualism Core committee, Sai is passionate about promoting bilingualism, inclusion and diversity in the speech and language therapy profession.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Bilingualism, Neurodiversity, PPI, EDI

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills (HS131)

  • Culture of Communication (HS134)

  • Typical Development Across the Lifespan (HS135)

  • Enhancing Communication for People with Developmental & Acquired Communication Difficulties (HS331)

  • Speech and Language Therapy Foundation Studies 1 (HS830)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 4 (HS834)

  • Identification of Developmental Communication Abilities and Difficulties (HS231)

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Portfolio 1 (HS705)

  • Practice Placement 1 (HS136)


Journal articles (3)

Pagnamenta, E., Longhurst, L., Breaks, A., Chadd, K., Kulkarni, A., Bryant, V., Tier, K., Rogers, V., Bangera, S., Wallinger, J., Leslie, P., Palmer, R. and Joffe, V., (2022). Research priorities to improve the health of children and adults with dysphagia: a National Institute of Health Research and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists research priority setting partnership.. BMJ Open. 12 (1), e049459-e049459

Kulkarni, AA., Chadd, KE., Lambert, SB., Earl, G., Longhurst, LM., McKean, C., Hulme, C., McGregor, KK., Cunniff, A., Pagnamenta, E., Joffe, V., Ebbels, SE., Bangera, S., Wallinger, J. and Norbury, CF., (2022). Editorial Perspective: Speaking up for developmental language disorder – the top 10 priorities for research. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 63 (8), 957-960

Chadd, K., Longhurst, L., Kulkarni, A., Simpson, J., Pagnamenta, E., Brettell, F., Money, D., Dowty, R., Wallinger, J., Bangera, S., Palmer, R. and Joffe, V., (2022). Research priorities relating to communication and swallowing for people with learning disabilities across the lifespan. Tizard Learning Disability Review. 27 (2), 95-104



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