I am a physiotherapist and an associate professor at Karolinska Institutet, affiliated to Karolinska Universitty Hospital and Stockholms sjukhem. I have currently a four year research chair from the Swedish Research Council. I earned my PhD at Karoliniska Institutet and made thereafter a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Fay Horak at the Balance Disorders Laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA. I have a unique competence in both clinical and laboratory methods for measuring postural control and movement and is the principal investigator of a large randomized controlled trial on balance training in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (BETA-PD).
My research focus is on translational research from exploring neuronal mechanisms to clinical interventions in the field of neurological and geriatric rehabilitation with a special focus on balance control, exercise, physical activity and falls in elderly, individuals with Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. See my research group.
As a member of the faculty of the physiotherapy program at Karolinska Institutet I have experience from teaching and course work on bachelor, master and doctorate level mainly concerning gait, balance and Parkinson's disease as well as supervision of students on all levels.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Swedish research council- research associate (forskarassistenttjänst) + startup and project grant.
Chosen as the best research plan for the course, ”Academic Leadership - From New Doctorate to Senior Researcher” at Vårdalinstitutet, spring semester 2010
Vårdal stiftelsen - project grant 2015-2017
Forte - project grant 2015-2017
Swedish Parkinson Association grant
Swedish Brain fond scholarship 2007
Loo och Hans Ostermans fond 2009-2011.
Solstickan scholarship 2003
Scholarship from Gun & Bertil Stohnes stiftelse, 2001-2014.