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Psychiatry educator

Christopher Lars Gillberg, Swedish psychiatry educator. Recipient Fernström award Fernström Foundation, Sweden, 1991, Emanuel Miller award Association Child Psychological Psychiatry, England, 1991, Ingvar award Swedish Medical Association, 1995; Blake Marsh lecturer Royal College Psychiatrists, England, 1996, Ronald McDonald Research award, 1998.


Gillberg, Christopher Lars was born on April 19, 1950 in Göteborg, Sweden. Son of Gösta and Ulla Brita (Jönsson) Gillberg.


Doctor of Medicine, Göteborg University, Sweden, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1981.


Clinical researcher Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Göteborg, Sweden, 1980. Chief physician Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sweden, 1982-1983. Head Mental Retardation Services, Sweden, 1981-1982.

Chief physician Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sweden, 1982-1983. Professor handicap research Göteborg University, 1983-1984, professor cap, head Child Neuropsychiat. clinic, since 1984. Visiting professor University Odense, Denmark, since 1994.

Visiting Fulbright professor New York University, 1993.


Fellow European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Swedish National Board Health and Welfare. Member International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Swedish Medical Research Council (working party director, head autism Rett syndrome since 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Painting, cinema, architecture, music, fiction.


Married Carina Ingrid Bjernstam, December 20, 1969. Children: Nanna, David, Andreas, Elias, Theo.

Gösta Gillberg

Ulla Brita (Jönsson) Gillberg

Carina Ingrid Bjernstam

Nanna Gillberg

David Gillberg

Andreas Gillberg

Elias Gillberg

Theo Gillberg