Géraldine Coppin, Associate Professor

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Géraldine Coppin is an Associate Professor since February 2020. She was Assistant Professor in Psychology at UniDistance Suisse from January 2018 till January 2020 before being tenured. She is also responsible of the French-speaking Master in Psychology and scientific head of the French-speaking CAS in Nutrition and Behaviour.

Géraldine Coppin defended her PhD in Psychology in 2012. She did her PhD at the University of Geneva, in a Swiss research centre specialised in the study of affect and emotions. During her PhD, she investigated the flexibility of olfactory preferences.

She was then a postdoc at Yale University (USA) and at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research (Cologne) from 2012 to 2015. She investigated the flexibility of flavor preferences, bringing together the fields of olfaction and gustation.

In 2015, she was appointed Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Geneva and continued to pursue these research and teaching activities there till 2020. Additionally, she is a member of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva.

Key research topics

Géraldine Coppin study the psychology and neurosciences of olfactory and flavor perception, in healthy as well as in clinical populations (e.g. individuals suffering from obesity). She has obtained several research grants to pursue her scientific work, including the prestigious Eccellenza grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation Foundation (SNSF).

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