Ingrid Tonning Olsson, PhD

Ingrid Tonning Olsson, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate



BS/MS - Lund University, Sweden (1995)
PhD - Lund University, Sweden (2015)

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - Best research presentation, Department of Paediatrics, Lund University, Sweden
  • 2010 - Best childhood epilepsy health care in Sweden (Team award) Margaretahemmet Foundation, Sweden

Research Interests

  • Cognitive and psychosocial late effects of childhood cancer. Sex and gender differences related to neurobehavioral outcomes in cancer survivorship.

Current Research

  • Neurocognitive functioning in adult survivors of pediatric Wilms tumor and soft tissue sarcomas in childhood
  • Alcohol consumption and neurocognitive dysfunction and psychological distress in adult survivors of childhood cancer
  • Prevalence and functional consequences of pain and comorbid psychological distress symptoms in adult survivors of childhood cancer
  • Sex differences in insomnia symptoms and memory performance in adult survivors of childhood cancer
  • Social cognition, health, and attainment in adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors

Selected Publications

Irestorm, E., et al. "Pretreatment Cognition in Patients Diagnosed With Pediatric Brain Tumors." Pediatric Neurology 2017 79: 28-33.

Wibroe, M., et al. (2017). "Cerebellar mutism syndrome in children with brain tumours of the posterior fossa." BMC Cancer 17(1): 439.

Tonning Olsson I, Lundgren J, Hjorth L, Perrin S. NU-04 Development after pediatric brain tumor – a longitudinal study. Neuro-Oncology. 2016;18(suppl 3):iii135

Tonning Olsson I. Beyond Survival - Cognition after Pediatric Brain Tumor. Lund: Lund University; 2015. Doctoral thesis, can be downloaded from

Tonning Olsson I, Perrin S, Björkman-Burtscher IM, Lundgren J, Kahn A, Hjorth L, Johanson A. Comparison of neuropsychological and brain imaging data in pediatric brain tumor patients surviving more than 10 years. Neuro-Oncology 16(Suppl 1): i100, 2014. doi:10.1093/neuonc/nou076

Tonning Olsson I, Perrin S, Lundgren J, Hjorth L, Johanson A. Long-term cognitive sequelae after pediatric brain tumor related to medical risk factors, age, and sex. Pediatric Neurology 51(4):515-521, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.06.011

Tonning Olsson I, Perrin S, Lundgren J, Hjorth L, Johanson A. Access to neuropsychologic services after pediatric brain tumor. Pediatric Neurology 49(6):420-423, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2013.07.002

Tonning Olsson I, Lundgren J. Cognitive late complications after pediatric brain tumor in a clinical sample related to predicting factors. Neuro-Oncology 12(Suppl 6):i77, 2010. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noq043

Last update: February 2018