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Prof. Dr. Stefanie Keulen

CHAIRWOMAN CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS, Faculty staff and postdoctoral researchers
+32 2 629 14 65


Link to webpage: Researchgate page of Stefanie Keulen


Stefanie Keulen obtained her master's degree (MA) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She opted for the profile of language psychology and language pathologies in her final year and continued to pursue a PhD in the domain of neurolinguistics after obtaining her MA degree.

She defended her PhD entitled "A Neurolinguistic Analysis of Foreign Accent Syndrome" in 2017 at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (double-degree PhD).

In 2017, she obtained a grant from the Research Foundation Flanders (F.W.O.), and as of 2019 she is an assistant professor and now teaches Research Methodology, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics. Her research interest are: Foreign Accent Syndrome, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, motor speech disorders in general, Primary Progressive Aphasia, and aphasia in general, and she has a particular interest in bilingual populations.

Apart from carrying out her research, she also gives guest lectures (psycho- and neurolinguistics, research methodology in linguistics) and regularly gives talks at other universities in the context of courses or postgraduate trainings as well as in the context of public outreach activities.

She is currently president of the Centre for Linguistics and a member of the motor-speech committee of the International Association of Communications Sciences and Disorders. 

Projects; finalized:


Projects; on-going:

Bilingualism and aging: the case of primary progressive aphasia. Funding: FWO junior project, FWOAL938 - Silke Coemans

Idiom comprehension in Greek aphasics, OZR Research grant, OZR3847 - Anastasia Lada

Co-supervision in international collaborations

Executive functions in bilingual PPA - Bourse EUR-Healthy, Université du Côte d'Azur Nice, 





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