Anita McAllister

Anita McAllister

Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring | Docent
Visiting address: Blickagången 9 A, Enheten för logopedi F67, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Logopedi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Speech and language pathology exam at Karolinska Institutet 1985. Worked at Danderyd hospital between 1986 and 2003 and started the Oral Motor Clinic, now the Oral Motor Center, in cooperation with speech and language pathologists and dental surgeon Martha Björnström. I defended my PhD thesis titled, Acoustic perceptual and physiological aspects of ten-year-old children’s voices at KI 1997. Worked at Linköping University between 2003 and 2013 and started the SLP programme there. Promoted to associate professor at Linköping University 2008 and at KI in 2014. 

  • Clinical work has focused on assessment and treatment of children with voice, speech and oralmotor disorders.

    I am interested in pedagogical development and interprofessional learning (IPL). Led the expansion of an internet-based website for SLP-students, PUMA. Participated in the development of an interprofessional day for all students starting at KI.


  • The research focuses on two main areas, assessment and differential diagnostic criteria for children with a speech motor impairment and also vocal function and voice problems in children related to individual and environmental factors.


    Develop methods to assess speech motor disorders in children
    Investigate motor disorders in children with suspected or diagnosed ASD
    Investigate and evaluate intra-oral treatment for elderly patients with dysphagia post stroke,
    National and international cooperation

    Part of the group developing NOT-S, Nordiskt Orofacialt Test, in cooperation with Merete Bakke, Danmark, Pamela Åsten, Norge, Åsa Mogren, Mun-H-Center and Johanna Norderyd, Odontologiskt kompetenscenter, Jönköping
    Part of the board for the national quality registry CPUP for children, youth and adults with cerebral palsy
    Participate in the ReCov project – Rehabilitation and recovery after Covis-19, PI associate professor Malin Nygren Bonnier,


  • Extensive teaching experience


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  • Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2014

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