Who was Birgit Olsson?
Birgit Olsson, wife of Stena company founder Sten A Olsson, left money in her will to institute “The Birgit and Sten A Olsson’s foundation for furthering research on psychiatric disorders”.
The foundation contributes to the financing of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, and the Birgit Olsson lectureship linked to the centre. The Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre will primarily conduct research on autism, ADHD and anorexia nervosa.
The Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre was founded in 2010 and features a group of approximately 80 research active people. The Birgit Olsson lecture is a yearly event featuring a distinguished autism, ADHD or anorexia nervosa researcher who will lecture on one of these topics. A written summary along with the film of the lecture can be found on the following pages.