About me

I am an assistant professor at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) since September 2021. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher at the same division. I earned my Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University (2016).

I received my Swedish professional degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Karolinska Institutet in 2007, and am a licensed speech-language pathologist (Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare). In my clinical work I have mainly worked with school-aged children, adolescents and adults with developmental language disorder and developmental reading disability / dyslexia.

For more information about me and my research, please visit my portfolio page (link to the left).

Research description

My research interests are mainly in the area of language, reading and writing development and language disorders in children and adolescents. I have a particular interest in how different contexts affects language use, as well as language learning and processing from an emergenist and dynamical systems perspective. My main aim is to inform clincial and classroom practice. I collaborate with many researchers across Sweden and in the US and you can find a description of all ongoing projects in my portfolio.

Teaching portfolio

At NYU I served as an adjunct instructor for the master level courses Language Disorders in Children (2012) och Language Development and Disorders in School-Age Children (2013-2015). At Karolinska Institutet am teaching and developing the SLP-program course on language, reading, and writing difficulties in school-age children. In addition, I am currently supervising several theses projects and I am co-supervising a doctoral student in speech-language pathology.

In 2015 I started a research blog (in Swedish) with the aim to make language research accessible for clinicians, teachers and parents.