Name: Alkistis Skalkidou
Institution: Uppsala University
Alkistis Skalkidou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1977. She completed her medical studies in the Athens University Medical School and received her PhD in Epidemiology from the same university in 2005. She then relocated to Sweden and completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden. She was awarded the Clinical Associate Professor's title in 2011. She now holds a research position as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Uppsala University and also works as a senior consultant in Uppsala University Hospital, focusing on Gynecological Endocrinology. She serves as the chairman of the Gynecological Endocrinology Working group of the Swedish Association for Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Research Delegation of the Swedish Medical Association. Her research activities primarily focus on peripartum depression, its correlates and possible prediction, as well as effects on the offspring.