Emma Fransson

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Emma Fransson
Alma materKarolinska Institute
Known forShared parenting, Stress during pregnancy
Scientific career
InstitutionsKarolinska Institute, Stockholm University
ThesisPreterm birth : parents' experiences, affect, stress and inflammatory markers (2012)

Emma Fransson is a child psychologist and epidemiologist at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Her expertise is in the health and social implication of shared parenting arrangements on children after their parents are divorced. She has also studied the effects of stress during pregnancy.


Fransson studied psychology at Stockholm University, Sweden, graduating in 2004. In 2012, she obtained her Ph.D. in medical sciences from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.[1]

Scientific research[edit]

Fransson is a co-lead investigator on the Elvis project at the Center for Health Equity Studies, jointly run by Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute. In this project, children are followed after their parents have divorced or separated, measuring various physical and mental health outcomes, as well as social and behavioral metrics. In her work, Fransson has shown that the well-being of children is higher under shared parenting versus sole custody.[2]

Media attention[edit]

Her research on shared parenting has been cited by The Guardian, when she found the same level of psychological complaints in children in shared residency as in those in nuclear families, while children living with one parent had higher levels of psychological complaints.[3] Her research has also been covered by The Mail on Sunday in Engalnd,[4] Diritto & Diritti in Italy,[5] ABC Nyheter in Norway,[6] Extra Bladet in Denmark,[7] Wiener Zeitung in Austria,[8] Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden,[9] and Observador in Portugal.[10]

Bibliography (selected)[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Karolinska Institute, Emma Fransson
  2. ^ See bibliography.
  3. ^ Luisa Dillner, Is sharing residency better for children’s mental health?, The Guardian, January 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Jane Palmer, Couples who stay together 'for the sake of the children' are not doing the best thing for their youngsters' mental health, The Mail on Sunday, January 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Maria Serenella Pignotti, Il protocollo di Brindisi o protocollo dei padri separati, Diritto & Diritti, July 28, 2017.
  6. ^ Leni Aurora Brækhus, Skilsmissebarn med delt bosted har det bedre enn barn hos aleneforeldre, ABC Nyheter, January 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Thomas Harder , Ny skilsmisseforskning: 7-7 ordning giver sundere børn, Extra Bladet, March 28, 2017.
  8. ^ André Anwar, im Mutterleib, Wiener Zeitung, April 9, 2012.
  9. ^ Mikaela Åkerman, Stress påverkar foster, Svenska Dagbladet, March 11, 2012.
  10. ^ Ana Cristina Marques, Associação defensora da guarda partilhada agora assina carta aberta contra petição entregue no parlamento, Observador, July 18, 2018.