I am a registered physiotherapist since 2008 and a lecturer at the division of physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet. My clinical and research interests are within neurological rehabilitation including experimental and clinical studies of gait, motor function and physical activity. I defended my thesis in 2016 and have thereafter combined research with teaching. I am currently undertaking my post-doc training at McGill University, Montreal and at KI focusing on the application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for stroke rehabilitation. I have a wide range of research skills in experimental and clinical methods for quantifying mobility impairments and activity limitations. I also have a clinical position as a physiotherapist at the Karolinska University Hospital.
My research focus on understanding and treating motor impairments and promoting physical activity in individuals with neurological diseases or injury. I currently investigating the feasibility and efficacy of non-invasive brain stimulation (i.e. transcranial magnetic stimulation) as an add-on therapy to conventional rehabilitation in the sub-acute phase after stroke. I am also exploring levels and patterns of physical activity in survivors of stroke and traumatic spinal cord injury and barriers to independency and participation in these clinical populations. My research combines experimental studies with epidemiology and intervention research.
I have a strong interest in education and I teach and supervise at bachelor, master and PhD level. My teaching is primarily in postural control and physiotherapy for clinical population with neurological disease/injury and I am currently course leader for ”Tema intervention - Fysioterapi 2” at the physiotherapy program, Karolinska Institutet.
2016 Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, “Balance control in older adults with Parkinson’s disease: effects of medication and exercise”, Karolinska Institutet.
2011 Master’s degree in Clinical Science, Karolinska Institutet
2008 Registered Physiotherapist, Bachelor’s degree, Karolinska Institutet
Academic honours, awards and prizes
- Post-doctoral fellowships from Swedish Society for Medical Research (2019-2020) and the Swedish Brain Foundation (2017–2018) - Ingrid Odéen prize for Physiotherapy Research (2018) - Research excellency award at the International Society of Posture & Gait Research World Congress (2017) - Inge and Elsa Andersson Prize for best thesis in Parkinson’s disease research (2016)