Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Christopher Gillberg

  • Helen Minnis
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102173-1

Major Appointments

(Institution, Location, Dates) University of Gothenburg (from 1983) and Institute of Child Health, London (from 2004) and University of Glasgow (from 2003)

Major Honors and Awards

Fernström Prize for Medicine in 1991, Ingvar Award in 1995, The Ronald McDonald Major Award for Paediatrics in 1998, Ågrenska Major Medicine Prize in 2001, Philips Nordic Prize in 2004. In 2009, Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden presented Gillberg with The King’s Medal of the Seraphim order for his contributions in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. He received the Dahlberg award for his genetic research and the Life Watch Award for Autism Research in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded one of Sweden’s most prestigious scientific honors: the Söderberg Prize for Medicine (“Little Nobel Prize”). In 2016 he was presented with the INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).

Landmark Clinical, Scientific, and Professional Contributions

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References and Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Health and WellbeingUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK