Renée Speyer

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1140 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Current position

Professor, University of Oslo, 2017-


Current Honorary Positions

  • Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, The Netherlands
  • University of Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
  • University Autonòma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western Australia



  • International Master of Science in Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, 2010
  • Registration Master of Science in Epidemiology, the Netherlands, 2005
  • Post-doctoral Master in Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2004
  • PhD Faculty of Medicine, Utrecht University: ‘Effect of voice therapy: measurement and evaluation’, 2003
  • Master in Speech and Language Pathology, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1990
  • Propaedeutic examination in Pedagogy, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1987
  • Bachelor in Logopedics and Audiology, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1986


Previous professional appointments

  • Associate Professor, College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 2012 - 2017
  • Research coordinator, Institute of Health Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2011-2012
  • Head of Cancer Registration, Research and Medical Care, Comprehensive Cancer Centre West, Leiden, the Netherlands, 2009 - 2010
  • Principal researcher - Clinician / Staff ENT Department – Centre for Audiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2003 – 2011
  • Scientist / PhD Student, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1997 - 2002
  • Speech and language pathologist, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1995 - 1997
  • Speech and language pathologist, Rehabilitation Centre St. Maartenskliniek, Ubbergen, the Netherlands, 1989 - 1992
  • Head private practises for speech and language therapy, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1986 – 2003


Current Research and Professional interests

  • Laryngology:
    • Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders)
    • Dysphonia (Voice disorders)
  • Effects of speech and language therapy
  • Psychometrics (Validity and reliability of assessments)
  • Instrument Development
  • Health economics
  • Systematic reviews (including psychometric and economic reviews)


Professional Affiliations

  • Board member / Secretary of the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD)
  • Associate Editor of the journal Dysphagia
  • Editorial Board Member of the Dutch Journal of Voice, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Member of:            
    • Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)
    • Laryngology Society of Australasia (LSA)
    • Dutch Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
    • Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)
    • Netherlands Association of Epidemiology





  • Baijens, WJ; Walshe, M; Aaltonen, L-M; Cordier, Reinie; Cras, P; Crevier-Buchman, L; Golusinski, W; Govender, R; Grau Eriksen, J; Hansen, K; Heathcote, K; Hess, MM; Hosal, S; Klussmann, JP; Leemans, CR; MacCarthy, D; Manduchi, B; Marie, J-P; Nouraei, R; Parkes, C; Pflug, C; Pilz, W; Regan, J; Rommel, N; Schindler, A; Schols, AMWJ; Speyer, Renee; Succo, G; Wessel, I; Willemsen, ACH; Yilmaz, T & Clavé, P (2021). European Society For Swallowing Disorders – Confederation Of European Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery White Paper: oropharyngeal dysphagia in head and neck cancer. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology.  ISSN 0937-4477.
  • Denman, Deborah; Cordier, Reinie; Kim, J-H; Munro, Natalie & Speyer, Renee (2021). What influences speech and language pathologists’ use of different types of language assessments for elementary school-aged children. Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools.  ISSN 0161-1461.
  • Schindler, A; Michou, E; Clavé, P; Baijens, L; Walshe, M; Farneti, D; Verin, E; Pokieser, E; Duchac, S; Speyer, Renee; Hamdy, S; Degen, V; Dziewas, R & Rommel, N (2021). ESSD commentary on dysphagia management during COVID pandemia. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.
  • Speyer, Renee; Chen, Yu-Wei; Kim, Jae-Huyn; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders Johan; Wu, Ho Ching & Cordier, Reinie (2021). Non-pharmacological Interventions for Adults with Autism: a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  ISSN 2195-7177. . doi: Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Bouix, C; Gallois, Y & Woisard, V (2021). Using Classical Test Theory to determine the psychometric properties of the Deglutition Handicap Index. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.
  • Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Farneti, F; Nascimento, w; Pilz, W; Verin, E & Woisard, V (2021). White paper by the European society for Swallowing Disorders: screening and non-instrumental assessment for dysphagia in adults. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.
  • Swan, Katina; Cordier, Reinie; Brown, T & Speyer, Renee (2021). Visuoperceptual analysis of the videofluoroscopic study of swallowing: an international Delphi study. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.
  • Denman, Deborah; Wilson, Nathan J.; Munro, Natalie; Kim, Jae-Hyun; Speyer, Renee & Cordier, Reinie (2020). Factors influencing speech-language therapists’ application of a taxonomy for describing paediatric language assessments. Communication Disorders Quarterly.  ISSN 1525-7401. . doi: 10.1177/1525740120915176
  • Munambah, Nyaradzai; Cordier, Reinie; Speyer, Renee; Toto, Sivuyisiwe & Ramugondo, Elelwani L. (2020). A Systematic Review Comparing the Play Profiles of Children with Special Health Care Needs with Typically Developing Children. BioMed Research International.  ISSN 2314-6133.  2020 . doi: 10.1155/2020/9582795 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Yoon, Sangwon; Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Aunio, Pirjo Annika & Hakkarainen, Airi (2020). A systematic review evaluating psychometric properties of parent or caregiver report instruments on child maltreatment: Part 1: Content validity. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.  ISSN 1524-8380.  s 1- 19 . doi: 10.1177/1524838019898456 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Yoon, Sangwon; Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Aunio, Pirjo Annika & Hakkarainen, Airi (2020). A systematic review evaluating psychometric properties of parent or caregiver report instruments on child maltreatment: Part 2: Internal consistency, reliability, measurement error, structural validity, hypothesis testing, Cross-Cultural Validity, and Criterion Validity. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.  ISSN 1524-8380.  Advanced online publication, s 1- 20 . doi: 10.1177/1524838020915591 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Balaguer, Mathieu; Pommée, Timothy; Farinas, Jérôme; Pinquier, Julien; Woisard, Virginie & Speyer, Renee (2019). Effects of oral and oropharyngeal cancer on speech intelligibility using acoustic analysis: Systematic review. Head and Neck.  ISSN 1043-3074.  s 1- 20 . doi: 10.1002/hed.25949 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cordier, Reinie; Chung, Donna; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah & Speyer, Renee (2019). The effectiveness of protection orders in reducing recidivism in domestic violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.  ISSN 1524-8380.  s 1- 25 . doi: 10.1177/1524838019882361
  • Cordier, Reinie; Munro, Natalie; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah; Speyer, Renee; Parsons, Laura & Joosten, Annette (2019). Applying Item Response Theory (IRT) Modeling to an Observational Measure of Childhood Pragmatics: The Pragmatics Observational Measure-2. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  10, s 1- 17 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00408 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Doma, Kenji; Speyer, Renee; Parsons, Lauren Alese & Cordier, Reinie (2019). Comparison of psychometric properties between recall methods of interview-based physical activity questionnaires: A systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology.  ISSN 1471-2288.  19:43, s 1- 29 . doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0684-1 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Heijnen, Bas; Böhringer, Stefan & Speyer, Renee (2019). Prediction of aspiration in dysphagia using logistic regression: oral intake and self-evaluation. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology.  ISSN 0937-4477.  277(1), s 197- 205 . doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05687-z Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kent, Cally; Cordier, Reinie; Joosten, Annette; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah; Bundy, Anita & Speyer, Renee (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to improve play skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  ISSN 2195-7177.  7(1), s 91- 118 . doi: 10.1007/s40489-019-00181-y
  • Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Kim, Jae-Huyn; Cocks, Naomi; Michou, Emilia & Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah (2019). Prevalence of drooling, swallowing, and feeding problems in cerebral palsy across the lifespan: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.  ISSN 0012-1622.  s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14316 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Speyer, Renee; Denman, Deborah; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah; Chen, Yu-Wei; Bogaardt, Hans; Kim, Jae-Hyun; Heckathorn, Dani-Ella & Cordier, Reinie (2018). The effects of telehealth by allied health professionals and nursing in rural and remote areas: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.  ISSN 1650-1977.  50(3), s 225- 235 . doi: 10.2340/16501977-2297 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cordier, R; Vilaysack, B; Doma, K; Wilkes-Gillan, S & Speyer, Renee (2018). Peer Inclusion in Interventions for Children with ADHD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. BioMed Research International.  ISSN 2314-6133.  2018 . doi: 10.1155/2018/7693479 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cordier, Reinie; Speyer, Renee; Schindler, Antonio; Michou, Emilia; Heijnen, Bas; Baijens, Laura; Karaduman, A; Swan, Katina & Joosten, Annette (2018). Using Rasch analysis to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Swallowing Quality of Life questionnaire: an item response theory approach.. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X. . doi: 10.1007/s00455-017-9873-4 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Denman, Deborah; Kim, Jae-Huyn; Munro, Natalie; Speyer, Renee & Cordier, Reinie (2018). Describing language assessments for school-aged children: A Delphi study. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.  ISSN 1754-9507.  s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1080/17549507.2018.1552716 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hodges, Amy; Cordier, Reinie; Joosten, Annette; Bourke-Taylor, Helen & Speyer, Renee (2018). Evaluating the psychometric quality of school connectedness measures: A systematic review. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  13:e0203373(9), s 1- 27 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203373 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Speyer, Renee (2018). Behavioral treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia, In Olle Ekberg (ed.),  Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Treatment.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-68572-4.  Chapter.
  • Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Parsons, Lauren; Denman, Deborah & Kim, Jae-Hyun (2018). Psychometric characteristics of non-instrumental swallowing and feeding assessments in paediatrics.. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X. . doi: 10.1007/s00455-017-9835-x
  • Speyer, Renee; Jones, E; Kertscher, B; Swan, K; Wagg, B & Cordier, Reinie (2018). Health-related quality of life in oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.  33(2), s 141- 172
  • Speyer, Renee; Kim, Jae-Hyun; Doma, K; Chen, Y-W; Denman, Deborah; Phyland, D; Parsons, Laura & Cordier, Reinie (2018). Measurement properties of self-report questionnaires on health-related quality of life and functional health status in dysphonia: a systematic review using the COSMIN taxonomy.. Quality of Life Research.  ISSN 0962-9343.  28(2), s 283- 296 . doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-2001-6 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Swan, Katina; Cordier, Reinie; Brown, Ted & Speyer, Renee (2018). Psychometric Properties of Visuoperceptual Measures of Videofluoroscopic and Fibre-Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing: A Systematic Review. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.  s 1- 32 . doi: 10.1007/s00455-018-9918-3 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jones, E; Speyer, Renee; Kertscher, B; Denman, D; Swan, K & Cordier, R (2017). Health-related quality of life and oropharyngeal dysphagia: A systematic review. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.  33(2), s 141- 172 . doi: 10.1007/s00455-017-9844-9 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cordier, Reinie; Joosten, Annette; Clavé, P; Schindler, A; Bülow, M; Demir, N; Serel Arslan, S & Speyer, Renee (2017). Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) using Rasch analysis. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.  32(2), s 250- 260
  • Cordier, Reinie; Milbourn, Ben; Martin, Robyn; Buchanan, Angus; Chung, Donna & Speyer, Renee (2017). A systematic review evaluating the psychometric properties of measures of social inclusion. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  12(6), s e0179109
  • Denman, Deborah; Speyer, Renee; Munro, Natalie; Pearce, W; Chen, Yu-Wei & Cordier, Reinie (2017). Psychometric properties of language assessment in children. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  8
  • Doma, K; Speyer, Renee; Leicht, A & Cordier, Reinie (2017). Comparison of psychometric properties between usual-week and past-week self-reported physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  ISSN 1479-5868.  14(1), s 1- 28
  • Parsons, Lauren; Cordier, Reinie; Munro, Natalie; Joosten, Annette & Speyer, Renee (2017). A systematic review of pragmatic language interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  12(4), s e0172242
  • Remijn, L; Groen, BE; Speyer, Renee; van Limbeek, J; Vermaire, JA; van den Engel-Hoek, L & Nijuis-van der Sanden, MWG (2017). Can mastication in children with cerebral palsy be analysed by clinical observation, ultrasound and 3D kinematics?. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology.  ISSN 1050-6411.  32, s 22- 29
  • Speyer, Renee; Munambah, N; Cordier, Reinie; Toto, S & Ramugondo, E (2017). A systematic review comparing the play of children with special healthcare needs with typically developing children. BioMed Research International.  ISSN 2314-6133.
  • Baijens, L; Clavé, P; Cras, P; Ekberg, O; Forster, A; Kolb, G; Leners, JC; Masjero, S; Mateos-Nazal, J; Ortega, O; Smithard, D; Speyer, Renee & Walshe, M (2016). ESSD-EUGMS white paper: oropharyngeal dysphagia as a geriatric syndrome. Clinical Interventions in Aging.  ISSN 1176-9092.  11, s 1403- 1428
  • Cordier, Reinie; Chen, Yu-Wei; Speyer, Renee; Totino, R; Doma, K; Leicht, A & Brown, N (2016). . Child-report measures of occupational performance: A systematic review. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  11(1), s e0147751
  • Ghannouchi, I; Speyer, Renee; Cordier, Reinie; Doma, K & Verin, E (2016). Association between oropharyngeal dysphagia and chronic respiratory disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory Medicine.  ISSN 0954-6111.  117, s 54- 64
  • Heckathorn, D; Speyer, Renee; Taylor, J & Cordier, Reinie (2016). Systematic Review: Non-instrumental swallowing and feeding assessments in paediatrics. Dysphagia (New York. Print).  ISSN 0179-051X.  31(1), s 1-23

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  • Kim, Jae-Hyun; Chen, Yu-Wei; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Wu, Ho Ching; Cordier, Reinie & Speyer, Renee (2019). What Inverventions can we use for Autistic Adults?.

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