Mary Hägg is Associate Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Hospital Dental Surgeon. On this page, you will find a biography of her career, an inspiring video of her life’s work and her full CV
Mary Hägg is Associate Professor of Experimental Research in Ear, Nose and Throat diseases at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Hospital Dental Surgeon specializing in orofacial medicine.
A long career
Mary has worked for 12 years as a hospital dentist and for 31 years as Head of the Speech & Swallowing Centre, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hudiksvall Hospital, Sweden. During her career, she has developed treatments, diagnostic methods and medical measuring instruments in her area of expertise.
Solid academic education
She has a solid academic education that extends from 1973 when she began her five-year dental education at Umeå University, until the year 2021 when she was appointed Associate Professor at Uppsala University. Over the years, she has arranged 11 courses and lectures and participated as an invited speaker on a large number of occasions in both national and international contexts.
Mary has also managed to publish 17 scientific studies that have been reviewed and published internationally. In addition to these studies, she has also published 13 non-scientific articles and authored seven book chapters in her area of expertise for various publications.
In the years 2006 to 2017, Mary and her life’s work have been rewarded with no less than 12 awards and prizes in various contexts where extraordinary innovations and entrepreneurship have been recognized.
A patent that changes lives
Her main life’s work – the innovation IQoro – has 29 international patents and has so far helped more than 80,000 people to a better quality of life.
Please watch the video about Mary here, or read her full resumé below.
2001 – 2021 – Head of Department, Speech & Swallowing Centre, ENT for Gävleborg County
1990 – 2001 – Head of Department, and founder of Speech & Swallowing Centre (TSC), ENT Department, Hudiksvall Hospital and Hälsingland County
1990 – 1994 – Oral-motor project – responsible for development of the Oral-Motor Project, Gävleborg County (50%)
1990 – 1994 – Hospital dentist at an integrated hospital dentistry/oral surgery practice, Gävleborg County (50%)
1979 – 1990 – District dentist – Gävleborg County – Dental care for children and adults, prosthesis work/oral surgery, orthodontics – with both removable and fixed orthodontic devices.
Development of treatment methods and measuring instruments
2022 – The IQoro treatment was recognised by the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and is available for prescription from May 1st 2022.
2019 – The UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued two Medtech Innovation Briefings (MIBs) recognizing IQoro as a valid treatment in the NHS. One MIB for dysphagia, and one MIB for reflux diseases.
2019 – Designed developed, and produced a CE marked instrument for 2-point discrimination testing.
2014 – Developed and sought Swedish and international patents for IQoro.
2005 – Participated in the production of an interactive training CD in a national project for treating dysphagia after stroke.
2005 – Initiated and participated in translation of the book “Die Orofaziale regulationstherapie” from German to Swedish. The book is now used throughout the Nordic countries.
2001 – 2003 – Created and developed, a medical measurement instrument: “Lip Force Meter LF100”.
1990 – 2007 – Developed new methods for diagnosis/assessment of dysphagia: the Orofacial Motor Sensory Test (OFMST); Facial Activity Test (FAT) which was developed and clinically tested for 13 years.
Establishment of medical institutions
1990 – 2021 – Founder of Speech and Swallowing Centre (TSC), ENT Department at Hudiksvall Hospital. This is now a county-wide, multidisciplinary clinic for study, treatment and follow-up of breathing, eating, swallowing, speech and oral-motor difficulties in people of all ages from prematurely born babies, to children and adults, serving approx. 700 patients per year.
Establishment of commercial activities
2012 – Founded the company MYoroface AB to commercialize the innovative IQoro device and treatment
2021 – Awarded Associate Professor status, Uppsala Universitet
2016 – Supervision of post-doctoral students (3 weeks, 2.5 ECT), Uppsala University
2013 – 2015 – Supervision at research level (1 day x 3, 1.0 ECT)
2012 – Higher Education in Pedagogic (7.5 ECTS) at Uppsala University
2007 – Awarded PhD, Uppsala University Faculty of Medicine. Thesis title: “Sensorimotor brain plasticity in stroke patients with dysphagia. A methodological study on investigation and treatment”
2007 – Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science (1.5 ECTS), Uppsala University
2007 – Scientific Presentation, (1.5 ECTS), Uppsala University
2004 – Introduction to graduate studies, (1.5 ECTS), Uppsala University
2004 – Introduction to biostatistics, (3 ECTS), Uppsala University
2003 – 2007 – Doctoral candidate 50%, Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University
2003 – Esophagus lab. course (1 week), Stockholm
2002 – Dysphagia Symposium (3 days), Malmö
2001 – Oral-motor activity, Part IV (3 weeks) including studies – Gothenburg
2000 – Oral-motor activity, Part III (1 week) – Neurology/Sensory function, including studies, Vienna, Austria
2000 – Training in the areas of dysphagia, oral-motor activity and radiology, (1 week), Johns Hopkins Medical, Baltimore, USA
2000 – Diploma course in orthodontics (5 ECTS), Malmö
1999 – Diploma course, ENT (5 ECTS), Malmö
1996 – Dysphagia Symposium (3 days), Malmö
1995 – Oral-motor activity, Part II. Neuromuscular/sensory rehabilitation, (3 weeks), Cordoba, Argentina
1995 – Oral-motor activity, Part I, basic course (3 weeks), Gothenburg
1994 – Oral medicine, Part 3, (5 ECTS), Falun
1994 – Gerodontology (5 ECTS), Stockholm
1991 – Oral medicine, Part 2, (5 ECTS)
1991 – Anesthesia, Sedation, (7 ECTS), Umeå University
1985 – Oral medicine, Part 1, (5 ECTS)
1973 – 1978 – Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S,) 5-year program (200 ECTS), Umeå University
2008 – 2021 – Research post doc 20% Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Hudiksvall Hospital, R&D Centre, Uppsala University / Gävleborg / Umeå University
Other courses and educations
2012 – CEO training, and Board member training, both at Umeå University
Arranged courses and lectures
Course organizer and lecturer
2018 – Telford, UK. Dec. 5 hour lecture “The neurology of the swallow: evidence-based research”.
2018 – London, UK. Feb. 5 hour lecture on treating central facial paresis and children with cerebral palsy.
2018 – Hammel, Denmark. Jan. 1½ hour lecture and a 2½ hour practical workshop at the ”Regionshospitalet Hammel Neurocenter, Universitetsklinik for Neurorehabilitering”, on central facial paresis.
2017 – Oslo, Norway. Two days’ lectures on “How to strengthen oropharyngeal and facial muscles, improve or regain control over features like breathing, eating, swallowing, talking and being able to smile- evidence-based research.”
2005 – Arranged a nationwide conference, “Oropharyngeal and Craniofacial Neurobiology”.
2005 – Arranged a nationwide conference, “Neurophysiology and paediatric neurology”.
2003 – Arranged a nationwide conference, “Östsväljardag” (“Eastern Swallowing Day”)
2003 – Arranged a county-wide training event for Barn och Ungdoms Habilitering staff (Children and Young People habilitering),
2002 – Arranged a Nordic-wide conference, “Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Day”
1999 – Arranged a Nordic-wide conference, “Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Day”
1997 – Arranged a Nordic-wide conference, “Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Day”
Invited speaker events
2021 – Scientex Conferences – World Congress on Primary Healthcare and medicare summit (hybrid event), Vienna, Austria. Title : Introducing An Innovative Oral Neuromuscular Treatment Of The Underlying Reason For Reflux Caused By Hiatus Hernia: An Aggravating Factor In Esophagitis
2020 – Telford, UK (virtual). Dec. UK Stroke Forum. Presented “Effects of oral neuromuscular training on swallowing dysfunction among older people in intermediate care—a cluster randomised, controlled trial” which won first prize.
2020 – Barcelona, Spain (virtual). Oct. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). Presented scientific study “Esophageal dysphagia and reflux symptoms before and after oral IQoro training”.
2019 – Telford, UK. Dec. 13th UK Stroke Forum Conference “Effect of a new treatment compared with conventional therapy on swallowing function among older people with dysphagia – a cluster randomised controlled trial”.
2019 – Gothenburg. May 23rd – 25th. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress.
2019 – Cologne, Germany. March 15th. 4 hour lecture for doctors at St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus “Evidence-based research”.
2018 – Belfast NI, UK. July 3rd-4th. The Northern Ireland Stroke Conference.
2018 – Gävle 14th Apr. Full day lecture for specialist dentists in the county.
2018 – London, UK. Feb 1st – 2nd. The 7th UK Swallow Research Group Conference. 4 hour lecture on Central facial paresis and children with cerebral palsy.
2018 – Hammel, Danmark. 1½ hour lecture at Regionshospitalet Hammel Neurocenter-Universitetsklinik Neurorehabilitering on central facial paresis.
2017 – Belfast NI, UK. Northern Ireland Stroke Conference, oral presentation of abstract.
2017 – Cardiff, Wales, UK. Jun. Welsh Stroke Conference. Presented a lecture, “Many problems at one Stroke”.
2012 – Barcelona, Spain. Oct. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). European Congress. Oral presentation of abstract.
2006 – Malmö. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). European Congress.
2006 – Gothenburg. World Congress, International Association for Disability and Oral Health.
2005 – Rome, Italy. World Congress of the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society. Oral presentation of poster.
2002 – Cairo, Egypt. World Congress of the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society. Oral presentation of poster “Effect of motor and sensory stimulation in stroke patients with long lasting dysphagia”.
2000 – Helsinki and Espoo, Finland. Nordic Oral-motor Congress.
1998 – Vienna, Austria. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD).
1997 – Kotka, Finland. Nordic Oral-motor Congress.
Host for international study visits
2002 – 2-day visit by 4 delegates from Norway: speech therapists, physiotherapist, and nurses.
1999 – 2-day visit by 20 delegates from Finland: specialist physicians, dentists, speech therapist.
1996 – 1-week visit by delegates from Argentina: two dentists.
Published studies and books
The asterisks before each study denote the degree of responsibility of Mary Hägg, as follows:
*** lead author
** equal responsibility with other authors
* secondary responsibility
PhD studies published
The first four studies were submitted as part of my PhD submission to Uppsala University Faculty of Medicine. The thesis title is “Sensorimotor brain plasticity in stroke patients with dysphagia. A methodological study on investigation and treatment”. My chief supervisor was Matti Anniko, professor and consultant doctor, ENT dept., Uppsala Academic Hospital; assistant supervisor Ulla Friberg, associate professor and consultant doctor, ENT dept., Uppsala Academic Hospital.
*** Paper I) Hägg M. Larsson B. ”Effects of Motor and Sensory Stimulation in Stroke Patients with Long-lasting Dysphagia”. Dysphagia 19 (4):219-230, 2004.
*** Paper II) Hägg M, Olgarsson M. Anniko M. “Reliable Lip force measurement in healthy controls and in patients with stroke: A methodological study” Dysphagia 23 (3): 291-296, 2008.
*** Paper III) Hägg M, Anniko M. “Lip muscle training in stroke patients with dysphagia” ActaOto-Laryngol, 128 (9): 1027-1033, 2008.
*** Paper IV) Hägg M, Anniko M. “Influence of lip force on swallowing capacity in stroke patients and in healthy subjects”. ActaOto-Laryngol 130 (11): 1204-1208, 2010.
Post-doctoral studies published
*** 5. Hägg M, Tibbling L. “Longstanding effect and outcome differences of palatal plate and oral screen training on stroke-related dysphagia”. The Open Rehabilitation Journal. 6, 35-42. 2013.
*** 6. Hägg M., Tibbling L. “Four-quadrant Facial Function in Dysphagic Patients after Stroke and Healthy Controls”. Neurol Res Int. Volume 2014, Article ID 672685, 5 pages,http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/672685
*** 7. Hägg MK., Tibbling LI. ”Effects on facial dysfunction and swallowing capacity of intraoral stimulation early and late after stroke”. NeuroRehabilitation.36 (1):101-6. 2015 doi:10.3233/NRE-141197. PMID: 25547771.
*** 8. Hägg M., Tibbling L. “Effect of oral IQoro and palatal plate training in post-stroke four-quadrant facial dysfunction and dysphagia: A comparison study.” Acta Otolaryngol.135 (9):962-968. 2015. doi:10.3109/00016489.2015.1042043. Epub 2015 May 7. PMID: 25947252
*** 9. Hägg M, Tibbling L, Franzén T. “Effect of IQoro training in hiatal hernia patients with misdirected swallowing and esophageal retention symptoms”. Acta Otolaryngol. 135(7):635-9. 2015.
*** 10. Hägg M, Tibbling L, Franzén T. “Esophageal dysphagia and reflux symptoms before and after oral IQoro training”. World J Gastroenterol.21 (24):7558-7562. 2015.
*** 11. Hägg M., Tibbling L. “Effect of IQoro training on impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke”. Acta Otolaryngol. 136 (7):742-748. 2016. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2016.1145797
** 12. Hägglund P., Olai L., Ståhlnacke K., Persenius M., Hägg M., Andersson M., Koistinen S., Carlsson E., “Study protocol for the SOFIA project: Swallowing function, Oral health, and Food Intake in old Age: a descriptive study with a cluster randomized trial”. BMC Geriatrics 2017, 17:78. DOI 10.1186/s12877-017-0466-8
** 13. Hägglund P., Fält A., Hägg M., Wester P., Levring Jäghagen E. “Swallowing dysfunction as risk factor or undernutrition in older people admitted to Swedish short-term care: a cross-sectional study”. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1007/s40520-018-0944-7
*** 14. Franzén T., Tibbling L., Hägg M. “Oral neuromuscular training relieves hernia-related dysphagia and GERD symptoms as effectively in obese as in non-obese patients”. Acta Otolaryngol. 2019 Jan 10
** 15. Hägglund P., Hägg M., Wester P., Levring Jäghagen E. “Effects of neuromuscular training on swallowing dysfunction among older people in short-term care – a cluster randomized, controlled trial”. Age and Ageing 2019; 0: 1-8. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afz042
*** 16. Hägg M., Tibbling L. “A Scientific Comparison of Three Tests for Swallowing Dysfunction That Are Not Reliant on Access to VF or FEES Facilities”. BJSTR. 2019 Sept 21(4):159 86-159 91. DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2019.21.003623
*** 17. Hägglund P., Hägg M., Levring Jäghagen E., Larsson B., Wester P. “Oral neuromuscular training in patients with dysphagia after stroke: a prospective randomized, open-label study, with blinded evaluators”. BMC Neurology (2020) 20:405
Published non-scientific articles (peer reviewed)
1. Hägg M. ”Den dementa patienten i tandvården”. Tandläkartidningen 7: 496-499, 1995. (”Dementia patients in dental care.”)
2. Hägg M. “Ett orofacialt behandlingscenter”. Sjukhustandl.-tidningen nr 2, årg 22, 1997. (“An orofacial treatment centre”)
3. Hägg M. “Motor and Sensory Stimulation in Stroke Patients”. Swedish Dental Journal, Vol 22 – Page 253, 5-6,1998.
4. Hägg M. “Dysfagi”. Sjukhustandläkartidningen, 1998. (Dysphagia”)
5. Hägg M. ”Stroke – Dysphagia”. European Study Group for Dysphagia and Globus. October Page 89, 1998.
6. Hägg M. Case Studies – “Stroke och LKG-defekter”. Tandläkartidningen, 2000. (“Stroke and the cleft palate condition”)
7. Hägg M. Tibbling L. ”Downs syndrome. Behandling med tonvikt på dregling, sväljning, tal och bettfunktion”. Dysfaginytt, 2003. (Down syndrome. Treatment with focus on drooling, swallowing, speech and bite dysfunction”)
8. Hägg M. “Via munnen reorganiseras hjärnan och hjälper sväljningshandikappade”. Sjukhus-tandläkartidningen, Årg 33, Nr 2, 2008. ”Helping those with swallowing handicap by reorganising the brain via oral stimulation.”
9. Hägg M. ”Tandläkare kan hjälpa sväljningshandikappade”. Tandläkartidningen Årg 100. Nr 11, 2008. (“Dentists can help those with swallowing handicap”)
10. Hägg M. ”Tandläkare kan vara en resurs vid sväljningsproblem”. NFH Bulletinen Nr 2, 2008. (”Dentists can be a resource in treating swallowing problems”)
11. Hägg M. ”Sväljsvårigheter hos Whiplashskadade – stor okunskap råder”. Dysfaginytt, Årg 18, Nr 3, 2009. “Swallowing difficulties in those with whiplash injuries – a lack of knowledge reigns”
12. Hägg M. ”En ny kostnadseffektiv och enkel behandling av sväljsvårigheter”. Svensk ÖNH-Tidskrift Volym 16, Nr 1-2, 2009. (“A new and cost-effective treatment for swallowing difficulties”)
13. Hägg M. Olgarsson M. “Lip Closure Training in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia.“. Journal of Disability and Oral Health 7, nr 2: 91, 2006
Published book chapters
1. Hägg M. “Beneficial Effects of Motor and Sensory Stimulation in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia”. Practices in Orofacial Therapy, ISBN 951-29-1930-3, 2001.
2. Hägg M. ”My Role as a Dentist in the Team at the Speech & Swallowing Centre, Gävleborg County Council”. Practices in Orofacial Therapy, ISBN 951-29-1930-3, 2001
3. Hägg M. ”Normal Eating Development”. Practices in Orofacial Therapy, ISBN 951-29-1930-3, 2001.
4. Hägg M. ”Orofacial regulation therapy in combination with Bensow palatal plate for patients with cerebral palsy”. Practices in Orofacial Therapy, ISBN 951-29-1930-3, 2001.
5. Carlsson E. Hägg M. ”Care for stroke patients with eating difficulties”. Ross Watson R. (ed.) “Foods and Dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of disease in older adults”. Elsevier Inc; 2015.
6. Hägg M. Franzén T. ”Introducing an innovative oral neuromuscular treatment of the underlying reason for reflux caused by Hiatus hernia – an aggravating factor in Esophagitis”. In “Esophagitis and Gastritis – Recent Updates”, an Open Access book edited by Dr. Monjur Ahmed. April 7th, 2021. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.96773, ISBN: 978-1-83969-059-4
7. Hägg M. Morris N.R. Introducing IQoro: A Clinically Effective Oral Neuromuscular Treatment for Dysphagia. In “Dysphagia – New Advances” Nov. 30th, 2021. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.101144, ISBN: 978-1-83969-059-4
2020 – Telford, UK. Dec. UK Stroke Forum. Effects of oral neuromuscular training on swallowing dysfunction among older people in intermediate care — a cluster randomised, controlled trial”.
2019 – Hudiksvall. Nov. “Dysphagia after stroke or hiatal hernia – research shows a new effective method that stimulates two systems”. A research day.
2018 – Telford, UK. Dec 4th – 6th. The 13th UK Stroke Forum “Effect of IQoro training on impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke”.
2018 – Cardiff, Wales, UK. Jun. Welsh Stroke Conference. Jun. “Effect of oral training in post-stroke four-quadrant facial dysfunction, and dysphagia: a comparison study”.
2018 – Linköping 10th – 13th Apr. ENT-Days. Three abstracts presented.
2017 – Barcelona, Spain. Oct. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) the 7th ESSD World Congress. “The effect of IQoro training and influence of obesity on oropharyngeal dysphagia and symptoms related to Hiatal hernia”.
2017 – Cardiff, Wales, UK. Jun. Welsh Stroke Conference. “Effect of IQoro training on impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke”.
2017 – Belfast, NI, UK. 13th Jun. Northern Ireland Stroke Conference, “Effect of IQoro training on impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke”.
2015 – Istanbul, Türkiye. 20th European Association of Dental Public Health. “Oral-healthcare, eating and swallowing among elderly people in short-term accommodation in Sweden”.
2015 – Dublin, Ireland. The 21st IAGG European Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, “Effects of swallowing training on eating, oral health and quality of care among elderly people in short-term care units – preliminary findings”.
2014 – Gothenburg. The 21st Nordic Congress of Gerontology. “Aspects of eating and quality of care among elderly in short-term accommodations – before and after an intervention”.
2013 – Malmö. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). European Congress.
2013 – Seoul, S. Korea. The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, “Aspects of eating and quality of care among elderly in short-term accommodations – before and after an intervention”.
2012 – Barcelona, Spain. Oct. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). European Congress.
1998. Vienna, Austria. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). European Congress.
- All amounts in thousands of Swedish kronor
- RFR is an abbreviation for “Regionala Forskningsrådet Uppsala-Örebro“
Studies on Snoring and sleep apnoea
2017 – SEK 400K – Familjen Knut & Ragnvi Jacobssons Foundation
Commercialisation of the innovative IQoro device
2017 – SEK 400K – Innovator’s Stipendium 2017
2016 – SEK 200K – Entrepreneur’s Stipendium 2016
Studies on Aspects of eating and quality of care among elderly people
2013 – SEK 1,000K – FORTE
2013 – SEK 1,700K – Kamprad
2012 – SEK 25K – RFR (Start-up grant)
2012 – SEK 450K – RFR (Project manager)
2008 – SEK 300K – RFR (Project manager)
2008 – SEK 200K – RFR (Project manager)
2007 – SEK 345K – RFR (Project manager)
Studies on Dysphagia, postural control and facial palsy after stroke, and verification of assessment tools
2011 – SEK 100K – The Stroke Association for Research
2009 – SEK 40K – CAPIO, (Project manager)
2005 – SEK 40K – CAPIO, (Project manager)
2006 – SEK 40K – CAPIO, (Project manager)
2007 – SEK 40K – CAPIO, (Project manager)
Prizes and awards
2020 – Awarded “Best Poster Prize” for ”Effects of oral neuromuscular training on swallowing dysfunction among older people in intermediate care” at UK Stroke Forum.
2017 – Awarded Innovator’s Stipendium 2017 (SEK 400,000)
2016 – Awarded Sweden’s Professional Woman of the Year 2016 by BPW Sweden.
2016 – Awarded One of Sweden’s 10 Best Entrepreneurs 2016
2016 – Awarded One of Sweden’s 10 Best Innovations 2016
2016 – Awarded Entrepreneur’s Stipendium 2016 (SEK 200,000)
2013 – Awarded Best poster award: “Aspects of eating and quality of care among elderly in short-term accommodation – before and after an intervention”. The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul, Korea
2013 – Nominated as Female Inventor of the Year 2013
2012 – IQoro reached the national final in “The Best 12 Ideas of 2012”
2012 – IQoro won 2nd prize in the competition “Venture Cup Nord”
2012 – IQoro “My Innovation – a New Medical Technical Device and Training Method” selected as the Gävleborgs County winner of the SKAPA-stipendium, awarded annually in commemoration of Alfred Nobel.
2008 – Awarded the “Athena Prize for Clinical Research”. A prize awarded by the Swedish government in cooperation with the Swedish medical journal Dagens Medicin and the medical industry
2006 – Voted “Career Woman of the Year”“, Hudiksvall.
Positions and responsibilities
2022 – Present – Board member, Umeå University Holdning AB
2015 – 2019 – Supervisor to PhD candidate speech therapist Patricia Hägglund, Umeå University. Speech and language therapist at PhD level defends her thesis on April 12, 2019: “Swallowing dysfunction among older people in short-term care: Prevalence, effect of intervention, and risk of mortality”. In the intervention study, IQoro has been used. Eva Levring Jäghagen is the main supervisor, Per Wester and I co-supervisor.
2008 – 2009 – Supervisor to Master’s degree speech therapy student Cecilia Thorén, Linköping University
2008 – 2009 – Supervisor to Master’s degree speech therapy student Mariana Pettersson, Linköping University
2007 – 2010 – Board member, Swedish Dysphagia Society
2000 – 2007 – Elected to the board of the Swedish Dysphagia Society as Vice Chairperson
1974 – 1978 – Amanuensis, School of Dentistry, Umeå. Worked at three departments: Department of Physiology, Endodontics and Cariology
Peer reviewing of articles
2020 – Peer reviewer of article in IJMS, Irish Journal of Medical Science Springer Journals, Editorial Office
2020 – Peer reviewer of article in BMC Geriatric
2009 – Peer reviewer of article in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
IQoro is an oral neuromuscular exerciser, patented and CE-marked by MYoroface AB with Mary Hägg credited as the inventor. IQoro is patented in a total of 29 different countries.
- Swedish patent SE 1350314-9, July 14, 2014
- Chinese patent 201480016006.6, September 8, 2017
- U.S. patent 14777020, November 21, 2017
- European patent 2969065, May 21, 2018
- Japanese patent application no 2016-500020, March 2019
- Canadian patent no. 2905692, Jan 2020
Brand protection has been awarded in Norway, Australia, Switzerland, the EU, Japan, New Zealand and USA – January 17, 2019.
- Portrait of Mary Hägg – Region Gävleborg
- Research financial statements 2021 – Region Gävleborg
- Evaluation of oral screen (IQoro®) training as treatment for reducing snoring and mild sleep apnea – Region Gävleborg
- Book chapter: Introducing IQoro: A Clinically Effective Oral Neuromuscular Treatment for Dysphagia
- Research project, Karlstad Universitet
- Article in the Swedish Dentist Journal
- Article at the Swedish Society for Orofacial Medicine
- Article about Mary – Swedish public service radio (SR)
- Article about Mary – Swedish public service television (SVT)