Aayushma KC



Aayushma KC completed a Joint Honors Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. While volunteering as a research assistant at the university's Baby and Child lab at the department of Psychology and Neuroscience, she became interested in developmental psychology, in particular how academic, cognitive and social learning impacts children's incremental development. She completed her master's degree with distinction in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Institute of Education from University College London. In her thesis she examined the effect of processing speed of executive functions on mathematical achievement in primary school children. Currently, Ms. KC is part of the Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing (SHAW) research group, in the Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) program, where she is working on psychological questions of sustainable human wellbeing in the context of Prof. Wolfgang Lutz's ERC Advanced Grant 'Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing'. She is also a PhD student, working on the topic of demography of IQ.

Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology

Research Areas

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Affiliation: IIASA

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.