Bachelor, Cambridge University, England, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995.
Visiting scientist Wellcome Trust Center Human Genetics, Oxford University, 1997—1998. Postdoctoral researcher, department molecular medicine Karolinska Institute, 1996, 1998—2001, department molecular medicine, research group leader, 2002—2005, senior researcher, associate professor, department clinical neurosciences, since 2006. Consultant Arexis Biotech Company, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001.
Treasurer Earth Fun Company, Sweden, 1999. Member Kadedrift Company, Rydsgård, Sweden, 1999—2006. Chair person Södermalms Baptist Church, Stockholm, 1998—2002.
Treasurer, board member Solvändans Montessori Pre-school, 2004—2006. Member of European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Married Alasdair Skelton, May 15, 1999. Children: Emmy Skelton Kockum children: Lily Skelton Kockum.