Christopher Gillberg (born August 13, 1950) is a Swedish physician and professor of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is known for his research on autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Tourette syndrome. He has been described as "the preeminent European authority" on autism and ADHD.
Gillberg was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. He attended medical school at the University of Gothenburg, where he graduated in 1976. After completing his medical degree, he trained in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, earning his Ph.D. in 1983.
Gillberg's research focuses on autism, ADHD, and Tourette syndrome, as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders. He has published more than 700 scientific articles and 10 books. He has also developed several diagnostic instruments for autism spectrum disorders, including the Gillberg Criteria for Asperger Syndrome.
Gillberg is the founder of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at the University of Gothenburg, where he is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry. He also serves as a professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, as well as at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Gillberg has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Karolinska Institute's Gold Medal and the Göran Gustafsson Prize in Medicine. He has also been awarded the Order of the Polar Star by the Swedish government.
Gillberg is a strong advocate for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and has worked to reduce the stigma surrounding them. He has also served as an advisor to the Swedish government on issues related to autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Gillberg is married and has two children. He has been described as a "dedicated scientist and a kind and thoughtful person." He continues to work on new research and to advocate for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.