Kim Uittenhove


I’m focused on intellectual resources of centenarians in SWISS100. For example memory and attention at age 100.

Current Positions

  • Senior FNS Researcher at the Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne
  • Scientific collaborator at the Faculty of Psychological and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva

Educational Background

  • Bachelor and Master in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium
  • PhD on Cognitive Aging at Aix-Marseille University, France

Prior Experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Lausanne
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Geneva
  • Doctoral researcher, Aix-Marseille University
  • Teaching classes on Numerical Cognition at Universities of Fribourg and Geneva

Research Focus

  • Cognitive function in adulthood and very old age
  • Strategies underlying cognitive function during the lifespan
  • Working memory and attention
  • Numerical Cognition

Additional Experiences/Mile Stones

  • PI on a project that uses artificial intelligence to uncover strategies in human behavior, financed by a SPARK grant (SNF, 11/2019)
  • Awarded Thesis Prize for dissertation on “Aging and Strategic Variations in Numerical Cognition” at Aix-Marseille University (12/2012)

Role in SWISS100

  • Study coordination
  • Analysis and publications pertaining to psychological characteristics of Centenarians (especially Cognition)