Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont is a Professor of the Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont studied psychology with Jean Piaget in the University of Geneva, vocational guidance in the University of Lausanne, and child development in the Institute of Education, University of London.

She conducts research in social and cultural psychology with a special interest for the study of thinking as a contextualized and developmental activity. She has been interested in the transition from youth to adulthood with special attention to vocational training. She is presently coordinating an interdisciplinary project on knowledge-oriented argumentation.

She has been involved in educational research and teacher training, member of several committees for science policy, co-founder and co-president of DORE, an action of the Swiss National Science Foundation to support field-oriented research in social, health and educational sciences and in art and music.