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Kristoffer Månsson

Senior research specialist

About me

  • Associate Professor (Docent), Karolinska Institutet
  • Assistant Professor with research funding (100%) for 6 years, Karolinska Institutet
  • Senior Research Specialist, Karolinska Institutet (on leave)
  • International postdoctoral fellow via the Swedish Research Council:
    • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, US (2021-2022)
    • Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin Germany (2019-2021)
  • Study director, Research school in clinical psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet (2017-2020)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Stockholm University (2017-2019)
  • PhD, Linköping University (2011-2016)

Research description

Highlighted publication

Månsson, K. N. T., Waschke, L., Manzouri, A., Furmark, T., Fischer, H., & Garrett, D. D. (2022). Moment-to-Moment Brain Signal Variability Reliably Predicts Psychiatric Treatment Outcome. Biological Psychiatry, 91(7), 658–666.

Månsson, K. N. T., Cortes, D. S., Manzouri, A., Li, T.-Q., Hau, S., & Fischer, H. (2020). Viewing Pictures Triggers Rapid Morphological Enlargement in the Human Visual Cortex. Cerebral Cortex , 30(3), 851–857.

Olivo, G., Lövdén, M., Manzouri, A., Terlau, L., Jenner, B., Jafari, A., Petersson, S., Li, T.-Q., Fischer, H., & Månsson, K. N. T. (2022). Estimated Gray Matter Volume Rapidly Changes after a Short Motor Task. Cerebral Cortex.

Månsson, K. N. T., Lasselin, J., Karshikoff, B., Axelsson, J., Engler, H., Schedlowski, M., Benson, S., Petrovic, P., & Lekander, M. (2022). Anterior insula morphology and vulnerability to psychopathology-related symptoms in response to acute inflammation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 99, 9–16.

Månsson, K. N. T., Lindqvist, D., Yang, L. L., Svanborg, C., Isung, J., Nilsonne, G., Bergman-Nordgren, L., El Alaoui, S., Hedman-Lagerlöf, E., Kraepelien, M., Högström, J., Andersson, G., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Fischer, H., Lavebratt, C., Wolkowitz, O. M., & Furmark, T. (2019). Improvement in indices of cellular protection after psychological treatment for social anxiety disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 9(1), 340.

Månsson, K. N. T., Lueken, U., & Frick, A. (2021). Enriching CBT by Neuroscience: Novel Avenues to Achieve Personalized Treatments. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 14(1), 182–195.


Teaching portfolio

Study director for the research school in clinical psychiatry at the Center for Psychiatry Research (2017-2020). Regularly teach methods in cognitive behavior therapy for clinical psychologists.


PhD (2016, Linköping University), Clinical psychology program (2011, Umeå University; 2012, Lic Clinical Psychologist, Socialstyrelsen).

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Awarded the best scientific talk at the Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, Switzerland, 2020
  • Nominated (2018, Uppsala University; 2019, Karolinska Institutet) as an outstanding young researcher in psychology to the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences. 
  • Awarded the Aaron T Beck student scholarship in 2013.