Brynjólfur Ingvarsson

Brynjólfur Ingvarsson, born in 1941, is a retired Icelandic psychiatrist who resides in the town of Akureyri, North Iceland. His wife was a biomedical scientist (1943-2008). They had five sons, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Brynjólfur graduated from the Medical School of the University of Iceland in 1966 and after two years of service in Iceland he started studying in his specialist field of psychiatry in Sweden and Denmark. Upon return in Iceland he started serving as a psychiatrist in Akureyri (1973-2018), mainly as a specialist at the psychiatric ER at the Akureyri Hospital, as well as running a private practice. He participated in the grass root activities of people with psychiatric disorders and cancer patients. As years went by, Brynjólfur became increasingly interested in equestrianism and writing. He published six books of poetry in the last century and translated two books from Swedish: Crisis and Development, by Johan Cullberg (AK 1978, 1981, 1985, 1990) and Conflict Treatment by Lasse Brännlund (AK. 1993). He has furthermore written various newspaper articles, education booklets and other materials on psychiatry.