Prof. Dr. Christina Knels

Christina Knels

Professor for Neurosciences and Neurolinguistics

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Following her studies of clinical linguistics at the University of Bielefeld, Professor Christina Kneels worked as speech therapist in several acute- an geriatric and neurological rehabilitation clinics. During her doctoral studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, she was scholar and visiting lecturer in the Clinic Großhadern. Following the completion of her doctoral studies, she worked as Academic Staff at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. In 2011, she moved to Hamburg an worked as acacemic staff and lecturer for neurogenic-related speech-disorder at the University of Applied Sciences Fresenius in Hamburg. At the same time, the continued to work as speech therapist. Since 2014, she is Professor for Neurosciences and Neurolinguistics at MSH Medical School Hamburg in the Department Therapeutical Sciences.


Both, at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and in Hamburg, Professor Christina Knels lectured in a number of classes. Subjects that she covered include, for example, Aphasiology, Psycho- und Neurolinguistics, Dysarthry, Dysphagy neurogenic disorders of the written language, academic research, linguistics, neurocognitive communication disorders (language and dementia) and Schluckstoerungen in dementia in consideration of neuropsychological and neuroanatomical approaches.

Research Focus

Research focus of Professor Christina Knels are the topics of cognition and ageing, disorders of semantic capabilities, language and dementia, diagnostics in progressive aphasia, working with kin/family in dementia as well as diet-related disorders in dementia.

Im Mittelpunkt der Forschung von Prof. Dr. Christina Knels stehen die Themen Kognition und Alter, Störung der semantischen Fähigkeiten, Sprache und Demenz, Diagnostik bei Primär progressiver Aphasie, Angehörigenarbeit bei Demenz sowie Schluck-  bzw. Ernährungsstörungen bei Demenz.


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