Adjunct senior lecturer
Adjunct lecturer at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology since 2011 and employed by the Karolinska University Hospital at the Function Area of Speech and Language Pathology (SLP).
My main clinical and research interest is assessment and treatment of patients with different types of voice disorders. Developing areas are occupational voice disorders and voice ergonomics and voice treatment for people with gender dysphoria. I am a member of the interdisciplinary "Gender-team" at Karolinska University Hospital.
Doctoral exam 1994 at the Karolinska Institutet, the title of the dissertation "Vocal fold closure during phonation - physiological, perceptual, and acoustic studies". Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet in 2006. Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York 1983-1984.
Coordinator for the course "Voice, speech and communication disorders 2" (3 credits) at the study program in Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) at KI, and teacher/supervisor of students at clinical placements.
I also teaching physicians (ST-courses) about objectives and scientific evidence for voice therapy given to patients different voice disorders.
Coordinator for courses at advanced level, free-standing courses, the latest "Voice and speech in transsexual individuals - assessment and intervention" (7.5 credits), the next planned "Voice disorders and voice ergonomics" (7.5 credits).
Other teaching activities are supervision of degree projects for the study program in SLP and Master’s degree (30 credits) and
Supervistion of doctoral students. Main supervisor for Annika Szabo Portela and co-supervisor for Joakim Körner Gustafsson and Peter Pabon.
I participate in teacher exchange with the University of Sheffield in England and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark within the ERASMUS program.
My two research areas are "Occupational voice disorders" and "Voice and speech in people with gender dysphoria".
Voice usage during work and leisure is studied in people with vocal demanding work, e.g., teachers, who are at risk to develop severe hoarseness and vocal fatigue because of excessive load on the vocal folds. A portable voice dosimeter, Voxlog, has been designed to measure the speaker's voice activity and level of the environmental noise during a week's time. Voice data is stored in a database from which the covariance between voice usage, noise level and self-perceived voice problems can be identified. The results will create a basis for voice ergonomic recommendations.
Research about "Voice and speech in people with gender dysphoria" focuses on transwomen who are assigned male gender at birth but identify themselves as female. Many transwomen need voice therapy to adapt the male voice to match the patient's gender identity as female. Some patients also need additional pitch-raising vocal fold surgery. Treatment outcome studies are ongoing and planned for the patient group transwomen.
Voice therapy: From the past to the present--Introduction
Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology 2015;40(2):57-
Effects on vocal range and voice quality of singing voice training: the classically trained female voice
Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2014;28(1):36-51
Effects of tactile biofeedback by a portable voice accumulator on voice sound level in speakers with Parkinson's disease
Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2013;27(6):729-37
Speaking fundamental frequency and phonation time during work and leisure time in vocally healthy preschool teachers measured with a voice accumulator
Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) 2013;65(2):84-90
Voice problems due to virilization in adult women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency
Clinical endocrinology 2013;79(6):859-66
Prevalence of voice symptoms and risk factors in teacher students
Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2012;26(5):629-34
Voice and speech range profiles and Voice Handicap Index for males--methodological issues and data
Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology 2012;37(2):47-61
Observations of the Relationship Between Noise Exposure and Preschool Teacher Voice Usage in Day-Care Center Environments
JOURNAL OF VOICE 2011;25(2):166-72
Voice characteristics in women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency
CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY 2009;70(1):18-25
Loud voice during environmental noise exposure in patients with vocal nodules
LOGOPEDICS PHONIATRICS VOCOLOGY 2007;32(2):60-70
Phonetograms as a tool in the voice clinic: Changes across voice therapy for patients with vocal fatigue
LOGOPEDICS PHONIATRICS VOCOLOGY 2007;32(3):113-27
Loud speech over noise: Some spectral attributes, with gender differences
JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2006;119(3):1648-65
Methods to study pre-school teachers' voice at work: simultaneous recordings with a voice accumulator and a DAT recorder
Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology 2003;28(1):29-39
Cancellation of simulated environmental noise as a tool for measuring vocal performance during noise exposure
JOURNAL OF VOICE 2002;16(2):195-206
Vocal behavior and vocal loading factors for preschool teachers at work studied with binaural DAT recordings
JOURNAL OF VOICE 2002;16(3):356-71
A voice accumulator device: evaluation based on studio and field recordings
Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology 2001;26(3):102-17
Efficacy of a behaviorally based voice therapy protocol for vocal nodules
JOURNAL OF VOICE 2001;15(3):395-412
GLOTTAL CLOSURE, TRANSGLOTTAL AIR-FLOW, AND VOICE QUALITY IN HEALTHY MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN
JOURNAL OF VOICE 1995;9(2):182-97