Persons

The CLRC team consists of academic staff members, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, speech and language therapists, and other clinicians interested in child language development and its disorders. In addition, numerous master’s students are involved in research carried out in CLRC.

Director

  • Sari Kunnari, SLT, PhD, docent, professor

Senior staff, postdoctoral researchers and clinicians

  • Soile Loukusa, SLT, PhD, Academy Research Fellow
  • Leila Paavola, SLT, PhD, senior lecturer
  • Taina Välimaa, SLT, PhD, docent, Academy Research Fellow
  • Anneli Yliherva, SLT, PhD, docent, senior lecturer
  • Terhi Hautala, SLT, PhD, senior lecturer
  • Ilaria Gabbatore, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Leena Mäkinen, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Matti Lehtihalmes, professor of logopedics
  • Kari Suomi, professor of phonetics (emeritus)
  • Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen, SLT, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Katri Saaristo-Helin, SLT, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Anne Suvanto, SLT, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Helena Törölä, SLT, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Merja Karjalainen, PhD, senior lecturer (emerita)
  • Pentti Körkkö, lecturer of phonetics
  • Riikka Ylitalo, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Jaakko Laitakari, MD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Eila Lonka, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
  • Päivi Laukkanen-Nevala, PhD, biostatistician
  • Mari Veijola, MA, psychologist

Docents

  • Kerttu Huttunen (University of Oulu)
  • Anu Klippi (University of Helsinki)
  • Seppo Laukka (University of Oulu)
  • Eeva Leinonen (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Paavo Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Jarmo Hämäläinen (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Jussi Niemi (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen (University of Oulu)

PhD students

  • Eija Aalto
  • Leena Ervast
  • Karita Fyrsten
  • Kaisu Heinänen
  • Elisa Heikkinen
  • Minna Heikkinen
  • Laura Kanto
  • Pentti Körkkö
  • Anna-Leena Martikainen
  • Elina Niemitalo-Haapola
  • Päivi Närhi
  • Lea Partanen
  • Sirpa Pirilä
  • Katariina Rantalainen
  • Sini Smolander
  • Anna-Kaisa Tolonen
  • Suvi Vehkavuori
  • Krista Wallenius