Christopher Gillberg

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Christopher Gillberg (2016-01-24)


Christopher Gillberg is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, since the mid 1980s. He heads the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre there ( In 1993 he was Fulbright Visiting Professor at New York University Medical School. He is also Visiting or Honorary Professor at the Universities of London, University College London (Institute of Child Health), University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, and Kochi University, Japan (where he is involved with the Japan Environment Cohort Study/JECS). In the past he has been a Visiting Professor at Odense, Bergen (where he started and was PI on the Bergen Child Study) , and San Fransisco. Christopher Gillberg has published more than 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers (545 of which are currently on the NIG PubMed website) on autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, intellectual disability, epilepsy, behavioural phenotype syndromes, depression, reactive attchment disorder, anorexia nervosa, and other areas relevant for children´s and adolescents´mental and neurological health. His research ranges from genetics and basic neuroscience trhough epidemiology and clinical phenomenology to treatments/interventions and outcome. He has written 31 books, which have been published in more than a dozen languages, several of which are standard textbooks in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Autism.He is an honorary member of the Swedish National Autism Society and ADHD Society ("Attention"). He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the Fernström Prize for young researchers (1991), the Royal Medal of the Seraphim Order from the Swedish King (2009), and the Söderberg Prize in Medicine (2012). He supervises and has supervised more than 40 PhD-students at the GNC and at other universities across the world. Christopher Gillberg is the most productive autism researcher in the world, and is on Thomson Reuter´s 2014 list of the world´s most influential researchers (all fields).

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