Dr. Hanneke Kalf is a speech-language therapist and assistant professor in acquired speech and swallowing disorders in the Department of Rehabilitation of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She earned her PhD in 2011 with her thesis "Drooling and dysphagia in Parkinon's disease." She combines clinical work with research projects, supervision of PhD candidates and development of postgraduate education.
Her clinical and scientific focus is on the assessment and treatment of dysarthria and oropharyngeal dysphagia in particular in neurodegenerative diseases. She has provided numerous post-graduate course in these domains and authored several books, including the Dutch guideline for speech therapy in Parkinson's disease. She is involved in ParkinsonNet to educate speech-language therapists nationally and internationally in the treatment of people with PD. Currently, she is co-chair of the Health Professionals (Non-Physicians) Special Interest Group of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society.