Jo Fougner Skaansar (b. 1984) is a bass player, composer and psychologist based in Oslo, Norway. He studied jazz bass at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim, as well as the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo where he graduated in 2010. Skaansar works as a bass player, performing and recording with several artists and bands. He has contributed on more than 40 albums and released two albums as a leader. He received his professional degree in clinical psychology at the University of Oslo in 2017 and is also a performing clinical psychologist and music psychology researcher.