Hans Forssberg is Professor in Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and Consultant in Neuropaediatrics at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. He is president of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability and past chairman of the European Academy of Childhood Disability. He is past dean and past vice president of Karolinska Institutet and past member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine. He has also been head of the Department of Paediatrics at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital.
His research has focused on children with neurodevelopmental disorders; from translational research on underlying mechanisms of motor and cognitive dysfunctions, to clinical research aiming at developing new methods for assessment and intervention. During recent years, he has shifted focus towards research on global health of children with developmental delay and disabilities, in particular in low and middle income countries. He has published more than 200 original research articles and is one of the internationally most cited researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Video recorded during the Pisa Summer School on July 16, 2019