Helena Sehlin and Sara Landberg awarded scholarships from HM Queen Silvia.
In December 2020 HM Queen Silvia handed out scholarships from Queen Silvia’s Jubilee Fund for furthering research on children and disabilities.
Queen Silvia’s Jubilee Fund for furthering research on children and disabilities awards grants on a yearly basis and can be applied for by students admitted to doctoral studies at universities and colleges in Sweden. The theme for this year was “Physical and Mental Disabilities in Children - Risk Factors and Treatment Methods"
A total of 10 scholarships were handed out by HM Queen Silvia. Among these were GNC’s Helena Sehlin and Sara Landberg.
Helena Sehlin is a psychologist and doctoral student at Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre and the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg. Helena Sehlin's scholarship is intended for the project "Internet-based support and coaching for adolescents and young adults with neuropsychiatric disabilities - quantitative and qualitative studies of an intervention".
"I was incredibly honoured to learn that I would receive the grant from Queen Silvia’s Jubilee Fund. An overall purpose of the research I conduct is to increase knowledge about adapted support and treatment for adolescents and young adults with ADHD and autism, and that those individuals have their own voice. "It feels important and I am grateful for the support that is now being given to continue that work," says Helena Sehlin.
Sara Landberg is a doctoral student at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Gothenburg. Sara Landberg's scholarship is intended for the project "Randomised, controlled treatment study with bumetanide in patient groups with autism".
- “It means an incredible deal to me to receive this grant from Queen Silvia’s Jubilee Fund in support of my research. This year's theme about physical and mental disabilities in children is close to my heart and it is fantastic that such an important topic is brought to attention”, says Sara Landberg.
(By Anna Spyrou)