Invited talk: Pr. Matthias Kliegel, Laboratory of Cognitive Aging, University of Geneva, Switzerland

2020-06-10 at 11:00

Conference Room UCL R+0


Don‘t forget to take your medication: Prospective memory and aging

Prof. Matthias Kliegel is a cognitive aging researcher who has received his PhD in psychology from the University of Heidelberg in 2002 and his habilitation from the University of Zurich in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed Full Professor and Chair of Lifespan Developmental Psychology at the University of Dresden. Since 2011 Matthias Kliegel has been working as Full Professor and Chair of Cognitive Aging at the University of Geneva, where he also is the director of the University of Geneva's Interfaculty Center of Gerontology (CIGEV). In 2017, he was elected president of the Swiss Psychological Society. His research is concerned with healthy aging and the development and plasticity of higher order cognitive functions such as intentional behavior and cognitive control as well as their neuro-cognitive mechanisms across the human lifespan. He has received numerous awards (e.g., Vontobel Aging Research Award, Leenaards Prize), research grants (e.g., from the Swiss National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation or Australian Research Council) and has published more than 290 research papers. Alumni from Matthias Kliegel's research group hold academic positions allover Europe and in North America.