My research background is in speech and language pathology with a focus on speech motor disorders and voice function and disorders in children. I graduated from Karolinska Institutet in 1985 and received my PhD from Karolinska Institutet in 1997, in collaboration with KTH. In 2003 I was recruited to Linköping University to start the speech and language patholgy eductaion there. Between 2003 and 2005 I received project funding from the Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet, together with reseracher Peta Sjölander at KTH. Within that project we investigated the normal developmental processes of voice production in children as well as effects of noise a days noise exposure on vocal health in a field study. More recently, my research focus on motor and motor speech disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders in collaboration with associate professor Laura DeThorne, Iniversity of Illionois and reserachers at Karolinska Institutet. I am also involved in a study investigating effects of speech disorders on the listeners perception in collaboration with reserachers at Göteborgs Universitet and KTH, led by Sofia Strömbergsson and finased by the the Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet. In collaboration with Valdis Johnsdottír and Leena Rantala I have continued to investigate the effects and perception of noise in children in preschools through a project finanzed by Nordplus Horisontal.