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Kerstin Nilsson

Position: Post Retirement Professor School/office: School of Medical Sciences

Email: a2Vyc3Rpbi5uaWxzc29uLmhhO29ydS5zZQ==

Phone: +46 19 303072

Room: X4221

Kerstin Nilsson
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About Kerstin Nilsson

Kerstin Nilsson is Professor of Surgery with a specialisation in obstetrics and gynaecology. Her research has been focused on clinical studies within the broad fields of gynaecological endocrinology and urogenital disorders.

Present research themes involve studies on pelvic floor function and mechanisms and risk factors for pelvic floor lacerations during pregnancy and delivery, including long-term consequences of pelvic floor dysfunction. Another important research area concerns metabolic and weight-related aspects on pregnancy and short and long-term consequences for the mother and child, including studies on inflammation and metabolism in the placenta in relation to maternal obesity and children born large for gestational age. The third research area regards studies on metabolic stress and inflammation in relation to hormonal status during gynaecological surgery with regard to different surgical methods. The different studies are conducted in collaboration with specialists in gynaecology and obstetrics, surgery, paediatrics, midwifery, biomedicine and epidemiology, and statistics.

Kerstin Nilsson has also had a long-standing commitment in building the new medical school at Örebro University. She is now dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and is also responsible for the research school Successful Ageing.

She is at present president of the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU), member of the Committee for Clinical Studies within the Swedish Research Council, and member of the Scientific Board within the Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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