Researchers

Lina Bergman

Lina Bergman

MD, Specialist Obsterics and Gynecology, PhD

Research:
Co-investigator for PROVE, Principal investigator for GO-PROVE, Co-investigator for IMPACT

Lina is a researcher and clinician, focusing on preeclampsia and organ complications as well as prediction of disease. She is working at Gothenburg University but also affiliated to Uppsala University and Stellenbosch University.

Catherine Cluver

Catherine Cluver

MD, Subspecialist Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Associate Professor

Research:
Principal investigator for PROVE, Principal investigator for PI trials

Catherine is a researcher and clinician, working as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Cape Town and leading clinical trials for preeclampsia research at Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University. She is also affiliated researcher at Mercy Perinatal, Melbourne.

Anna-Karin Wikström

Anna-Karin Wikström

MD, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor

Research:
Prinicpal investigator for IMPACT, principal investigator  for UPMOST, epidemiologist

Anna-Karin is a professor at Uppsala University. She works mainly with preeclampsia research in the fields of epidemiology and observational clinical studies. 

Susanne Hesselman

Susanne Hesselman

MD, PhD, senior consultant Ob/Gyn Falun Hospital, Sweden

Research:
Epidemiological studies of preeclampsia and labour, affiliated researcher at Uppsala University

Susanne’s research focuses on epidemiological studies of adverse pregnancy outcomes in the Swedish national and quality registers. 

Roxanne Hastie

Roxanne Hastie

BiomedSc, BSc (Hons), M Epi, PhD, researcher at Mercy Perinatal and affiliated researcher at Uppsala University

Research:
Laboratory based studies and epidemiological studies, Principal investigator for ICE and co-investigator for PROVE

Roxanne is a research scientist dual skilled in complex laboratory and epidemiology research. Roxanne’s research aims to combine these streams to undertake translational research that reduces the burden of major pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia. Roxanne works at the University of Melbourne and Mercy Perinatal and holds an affiliated research position with Uppsala University.

Carlos Escudero Orozco

Carlos Escudero Orozco

MD, PhD (Biomedical Sciences), Full-professor Universidad del Bio Bio

Research:
In vitro studies of the vasculature in preeclampsia with material from PROVE, GO PROVE and UPMOST focusing on brain endothelial cells  

Carlos Escudero is a vascular physiologist. His current area of interest is to understand the potential negative consequences of preeclampsia in the brain vascular formation and the integrity of the blood-brain barrier in mother and babies exposed to preeclampsia.

Verena Sengpiel

Verena Sengpiel

MD, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Professor

Research:
Co-investigator for GoProve

Verena works as clinician at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and researcher at Gothenburg University.

Isabella Björkman-Burtscher

Isabella Björkman-Burtscher

MD, professor in neuroradiology

Research:
Co-investigator for GO PROVE

Isabella is a professor in Neuroradiology at Sahlgrenska Academy and in charge for the MR protocol in GO PROVE/UPMOST together with Johan Wikström.