Dr Christine Rogers

Senior Lecturer, Audiology





Christine is an audiology lecturer and remains a keen clinician.  Her teaching and research centres primarily around assessment and rehabilitation of balance and vestibular disorders.  Christine is also interested in patient-practitioner communication, patient-centred care and the psychological aspects of balance disorders.  Recently she completed two post-graduate medico-legal courses.  Christine is lucky enough to have combined her love of teaching across the health science professions with travel, and has taught by invitation on three continents.  Christine designed and continues to direct the South African Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation Course, which has underpinned the growth of vestibular rehabilitation in South Africa.  She serves as a reviewer for several prestigious international journals.

Teaching area

Academic and clinical teaching of vestibular management

Research interest

Christine is interested in exercise-based interventions to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls; diagnosis of vestibular disorders, the impact of living with vestibular disorders and mental health challenges faced by audiology patients.  She has supervised several award-winning Master’s degrees, and continues to supervise both audiology and physiotherapy Masters and doctoral students.

Professional memberships

Currently a member of the South African Association of Audiologists (and is incoming chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee); PainSA, the American Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, the South African Medico-Legal Association and the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society. 


Rogers, C.  (2021) Perspectives: Evaluation of older adult cochlear implant candidates for fall risk in a developing country context.  Frontiers in Neurology, 12.  

Rogers, C., Shamley, D., & Amosun, S. (2020). Getting Buy-In: Recruitment and retention of older adults in a feasibility cluster randomised control trial.  SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine & Health. http:// https://methods.sagepub.com/case/recruitment-retention-older-adults-feasibility-cluster-rct

Hlayisi, V., Rogers, C., & Ramma, L. (2019).  High risk of falls in young to middle aged adults (20-55 years) with diabetes.  South African Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, 16 (2), 48-52.

Ramma, L., Nhokwara, P., & Rogers, C. (2019). Statistical factors associated with utilisation of ototoxicity monitoring services for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in the Western Cape.  The South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 66, (1).   DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v66i1.596.  

Rogers, Christine et al. Levels of empathy in speech therapy and audiology undergraduate students training at the University of Cape Town. UR@UCT: Undergraduate Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, may 2016. ISSN 2413-0672. Available at: https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/UR/article/view/39. doi: https://doi.org/10.15641/ur-at-uct.v1i2.39.

Rogers, C. (2016).  Measures of falls, static and dynamic balance in independent older adults in Cape Town, South Africa.  Journal of Vestibular Research, 26, 201. DOI: 10.3233/VES-160576. 

Ghafari, N., Rogers, C., Petersen, L., & Singh, S.  (2015).  The occurrence of auditory dysfunction in children with tuberculosis receiving ototoxic medication at a TB hospital in South Africa.  International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 79, 1101 – 1105.DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.04.040. 

Bateman, K., Rogers, C., & Meyer, E (2015).  An approach to acute vertigo.  South African Medical Journal, 105, 701 - 704.  DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8097.

Petersen, L., & Rogers, C (2015).  Aminoglycoside-induced hearing deficits – review of cochlear ototoxicity.  South African Family Practice Journal, 57, 77 -82. DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2014.1002220.