Christopher Gillberg is MD, PhD and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, since the mid-1980s. He heads the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre. He is one of the world’s most experienced, clinically active, child- and adolescent psychiatrists, with over 40 years of extensive clinical work in treatment of patients and families with complex neurodevelopmental problems. He is the most productive researcher in the history of autism.
In 1993 he was Fulbright Visiting Professor at New York University Medical School. He is Visiting or Honorary Professor at the University of London, University College London (Institute of Child Health), University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, the Pasteur Institute, and Kochi University, Japan, and he has previously been Visiting Professor at Odense, Bergen and San Francisco. Christopher Gillberg has published more than 650 peer-reviewed scientific papers on for instance autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, intellectual disability, epilepsy, behavioural phenotype syndromes, and anorexia nervosa.
His research ranges from genetics and basic neuroscience through epidemiology and clinical phenomenology to interventions and outcome. He has written 34 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, the Royal Medal of the Seraphim Order from the Swedish King, the Söderberg Prize in Medicine, and INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award. He supervises and has supervised more than 45 PhD-students.