Mike Martin, Prof. Dr. (PhF)

Phone: +41 44 635 74 10


Former Director
Digital Society Initiative

Prof. Dr. Mike Martin

Mike Martin is Professor at the Institute of Psychology and Center for Gerontology and one of the co-directors of the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich. He studied at the Universities of Mainz and Athens (USA), received his doctorate from the University of Mainz and his habilitation from the University of Heidelberg. 

From 1998 to 2002 he was Head of Department ad interim at the German Centre for Research on Ageing (DZFA) at the University of Heidelberg. Mike Martin is Head of the Gerontopsychology Research Group and Managing Director of the University Research Program "Dynamics of Healthy Ageing". From 2012-2017 he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. Mike Martin's research interests include the exploration of data-intensive real-world behavioural measurements to better understand and improve the possibilities of healthy ageing. He combines ultrashort, medium and long-term longitudinal recordings in core areas of human properties, abilities, behaviour, experience and behaviour contexts in the emerging field of semantic activity analysis.  

Mike Martin is Managing Director of the UZH/ETHZ Competence Center Citizen Science and the Participatory Academy of Science, Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum on Digital Societies, co-initiator of the national platform Aging Society of the Swiss Academies of Sciences and member of the WHO Working Group on Metrics and Research Standards for Healthy Aging. 

Mike Martin is a nationally and internationally well-known expert when it comes to opportunities and risks of individualized and contextualized Digital Health measurement and health data analysis 65+.