Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel, PhD

Cognitive Psychological Scientist

Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Dundee, UK. She became a Learning Scientist team member in 2016.


Carolina received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Mannheim, Germany, and pursued postdoc positions at York University in Toronto and Washington University in St. Louis. Carolina’s expertise revolves around learning and memory principles from Cognitive Psychology that allow us to develop successful learning and teaching strategies. Her research agenda focuses on spaced practice, the effects of sleep on memory, and the modelling of cognitive processes. Carolina’s research is guided by questions such as: What determines the optimal scheduling of learning sessions? How do individual learners differ in regard to benefitting from spaced practice? Which cognitive mechanisms drive the beneficial effect of sleep on memory? Carolina spends her spare time with her husband and son. Together, they love going on day trips to explore the beauty of Scotland. She also enjoys listening to her vinyl records or watching movies and series. -- @pimpmymemory