Date(s) - 28/11/2017
11:30 - 13:00
While caring for two young daughters, Kristina Malmgren became a registered medical doctor in 1982 and started working at the Department of Neurology at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg. In 1988, Kristina both completed her thesis in motor control and became a specialist in Neurology. At that time, she started working both clinically and scientifically within the field of epileptology. Kristina leads a clinical epilepsy team and a multidisciplinary research group with scientific collaborations with colleagues from all over Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe, and Canada as well as participating in two EU-funded projects.
Kristina became a docent in 1991, adjunct professor in 2005 and a full professor in 2009. She has published 85 peer reviewed articles, 30 review articles and book chapters. She was the main editor of a Springer volume on Long-term outcomes of epilepsy surgery in adults and children published in 2015. Kristina’s H-index is 34 with over 4200 citations. In addition to that, she has been the principal supervisor of a number of PhD students and co-supervisor for a few more. She is one of the authors of a recently updated book on epilepsy aimed at patients, and member of a government expert group at the SBU (Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering), which conducts evidence review for the National Board of Health’s new national guidelines for epilepsy care.
Another research interest is the development of wearable sensors to detect epileptic seizures, in collaboration with two technical institutes (Acreo and SWEREA), The Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, and MedTech West. The project aims at placing portable sensors in a comfortable sweater to be able to measure relevant movement patterns and other relevant physiological variables, not only in epilepsy, but also in Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
Kristina Malmgren will share with us her 35-year career where both family life and the medical profession, as well as her research career, have played significant roles. Is it possible to achieve a work–life balance? Does the glass ceiling really exist, and if it does, are there any ways to handle it? Welcome to listen to Kristina Malmgren at this WiSE and MedTech West lunchseminar.
Where? Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
When? Kl. 11:30-13:00 on 28 November, 2017