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Sascha Zuber

Research and Teaching Fellow | Research Group Leader

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Brief Curriculum Vitae

Education

2014 - 2017 Ph.D. in Psychology, FPSE, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
2012 - 2014 Diploma (M.Sc.) in Psychology, FPSE, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
2009 - 2012 Diploma (B.Sc.) in Psychology, FPSE, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

 

Professional Experience

since 2023 Research and Teaching Fellow (Maître assistant/Oberassistent), Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva (Switzerland)
since 2019 Leader of the research group "Clinical Neuropsychology and Lifespan Development", Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva (Switzerland)
2021 - 2023 Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health (IALH)  University of Victoria, BC (Canada)

2018 - 2021

 

Postdoctoral research fellow and assistant, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV) and NCCR “LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives”, Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)
2015 - 2019 Assessment and Recruitment Psychologist, Swiss Armed Forces
2014 - 2017 Doctoral student, Cognitive Aging Lab, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
2011 - 2014 Student research assistant and LabManager, Cognitive Aging Lab, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Grants and Awards

2024 LIVES Young Scholar grant: “Expending the Geneva Spacer Cruiser, a fully self-administered online tool to assess cognitive functioning across the lifespan in an Open Science framework”
2021 - 2023 Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to pursue a 2-year project at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, (Canada)
2016 Vontobel Award for Research on Age(ing) 2016, Center of Gerontology, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Selected publications

(Access complete list of publications here)

  1. Joly-Burra, E., Haas, M., Laera, G., Ghisletta, P., Kliegel, M., & Zuber, S. (2024). From Attentional Fluctuations to Intentional Fluctuations? Monitoring Behavior and Intraindividual Variability in Time-Based Prospective Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

  2. Zuber, S., Bechtiger, L., Bodelet, J.S., Golin, M., Heumann, J., Kim, J.H., Klee, M., Mur, J., Noll, J.,
    Voll, S., O’Keefe, P., Steinhoff, A., Zölitz, U., Muniz-Terrera, G., Shanahan, L., Shanahan, M., &
    Hofer, S. M. (2023) An integrative approach for the analysis of risk and health across the life
    course: challenges, innovations, and opportunities for life course research. Discover Social
    Sciences and Health, 3
    , 14. doi: 10.1007/s44155-023-00044-2

  3. Zuber, S., Joly-Burra, E., Mahy, C.E.V., Loaiza, V., & Kliegel, M. (2023). Are facet-specific task trainings efficient in improving children’s executive functions, and why (they might not be)? A multi-facet latent change score approach. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2022.105602 | ResearchGate | PDF

  4. Joly-Burra, E., Haas, M., Laera, G., Ghisletta, P., Kliegel, M., & Zuber, S. (2022). Frequency and Strategicness of Clock-Checking Explain Detrimental Age-Effects in Time-Based Prospective Memory. Psychology and Aging, 37(5), 637–648. doi: 10.1037/pag0000693ResearchGate

  5. Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D., Ballhausen, N., Gillioz, E., Künzi, M., & Kliegel, M. (2022) The Geneva Space Cruiser: A fully self-administered online tool to assess prospective memory across the adult lifespan. Memory, 30(2), 117-132. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2021.1995435 | ResearchGate  PDF

  6. Zuber, S., & Kliegel, M. (2020). Prospective memory development across the lifespan: An integrative framework. European Psychologist, 25, 162-173 doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000380 | ResearchGate | PDF

  7. Zuber, S., Ihle, A., Blum, A., Desrichard, O., & Kliegel, M. (2019). The effect of stereotype threat on age differences in prospective memory performance: Differential effects on focal versus nonfocal tasks. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(4), 625-632. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx097 ResearchGate  

  8. Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2019). How executive functions are associated with event-based and time-based prospective memory during childhood. Cognitive Development, 50, 66-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2019.03.001 ResearchGate | PDF

  9. Zuber, S., Kliegel, M., & Ihle, A. (2016). An individual difference perspective on focal versus nonfocal prospective memory. Memory & Cognition, 44(8), 1192-1203. doi: 10.3758/s13421-016-0628-5 | ResearchGate | PDF

  10. Kliegel, M., Ballhausen, N., Hering, A., Ihle, A., Schnitzspahn, K., & Zuber, S. (2016). Prospective memory in older adults: Where we are now, and what is next. Gerontology, 62(4), 459-466. doi: 10.1159/000443698 | ResearchGate | PDF

Book chapters

  1. Kliegel, M., Hering, A., Ihle, A., & Zuber, S. (2017). Cognitive Training to Promote Executive Functions. In Wiebe, S., & Karbach, J. (Eds.), Executive Functions: Development Across the Life Span (pp. 200-213). New York: Taylor & Francis. | External link

Selected conference contributions

  1. Zuber , S., Borghese, F., Aschwanden, D., Mroczek, D., Muniz-Terrera, G., Hofer, S. M., Yoneda, T. (2023, November). Adolescent personality as life course predictor across more than five decades. Presented at the LIVES International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  2. Zuber , S., Borghese, F., Aschwanden, D., Mroczek, D., Muniz-Terrera, G., Hofer, S. M., Yoneda, T. (2023, May). Does adolescent personality relate to outcomes in old age? A systematic review. Presented at the Jean Piaget Society 2023 Meeting, Madrid, Spain.

  3. Zuber, S. (2022, April). Life course approaches to health and risk in old age. Presented at pre-workshop meeting ‘Defining Risk across the Life Course’ of workshop ‘Improving Risk Models Across the Lifecourse’, Marbach, Germany.

  4. Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D., Ballhausen, N., Gillioz, E., Künzi, M., & Kliegel, M. (2021, April). Assessing Prospective Memory Online Across the Adult Lifespan: Validation of the Geneva Space Cruiser. Presented at the 6th International Conference Aging & Cognition and the 4th Conference of the European Cognitive Aging Society (EUCAS), Leuven, Belgium.

  5. Zuber, S., Hering, A., Kliegel, M., & Ballhausen, N. (2021, March). Development of prospective memory and underlying executive resources during childhood - First steps towards a meta-analysis. Presented at the Oxford Course on Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses, University of Oxford, UK.

  6. Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D., El Khawli, E., Scheibe. S., & Kliegel, M. (2020). Assessment of Older Adults’ Cognitive Functioning: Can Online-Tools Be a Reliable Alternative to Laboratory Testing? Accepted for presentation at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA (cancelled due to Covid-19).

  7. Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D. & Kliegel, M. (2019, April). Can Older Adults’ Cognitive Functioning Reliably Be Assessed Via Online-Tools? Presented at the 5th International Conference of Aging & Cognition, Zürich, Switzerland.

  8. Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2018, August). The Effect of an Executive Function Training on Children’s Prospective Memory. Presented at the Geneva Aging Series 7, Geneva, Switzerland.

  9. Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2018, June). How the different facets of executive functioning contribute to focal, nonfocal, and time-based prospective memory during childhood. Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  10. Zuber, S., Ihle, A., Blum, A., Desrichard, O., & Kliegel, M. (2017, July). How Stereotype-Threat Might Explain Stability and Deficits in Older Adults’ Prospective Memory. Presented at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.

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