Lab Members

Professor Liat Tikotzky

Ph.D., Head of Lab

Liat Tikotzky is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel. Dr. Tikotzky is a licensed clinical psychologist, with specific training and expertise in infant, child, and parent sleep. Her research focuses generally on the relationships between parenting and sleep.

 

Dr. Tikotzky’s research has focused on the longitudinal relationships between sleep-related cognitions in parents and the development of infant sleep patterns, as well as on the role of fathers’ involvement in caregiving and infant sleep development. Currently, Dr. Tikotzky is the principal investigator of a longitudinal study funded by the Israel Science Foundation examining the links between parental sleep disturbances, parental functioning and parent-infant relationships. She is also conducting studies investigating the development of infant sleep by different sleep assessment methods (i.e., actigraphy, sleep diaries and questionnaires).  

 

e-mail: liatti@bgu.ac.il

Dar Ran-Peled

Ph.D. Student

Dar Ran-Peled is a PhD student in clinical psychology at Ben-Gurion University. She received her B.A in psychology from BGU and her M.A in clinical psychology from The Hebrew University. She is interested in the links between maternal sleep disturbances and mother-infant relationship.

e-mail: darpeled@gmail.com

Hamutal Ben-Zion

Ph.D. Student

Hamutal Ben-Zion, received her B.A and M.A in psychology from Ben Gurion University and is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at BGU. Her research examines the relationship between parenthood and sleep in solo mothers families.

e-mail: hamutalkatz@gmail.com

Omer Finkelstein

Ph.D. Student

Omer Finkelstein, received her B.A and M.A in psychology from Ben Gurion University and is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at BGU. Her research examines the links between maternal and infant sleep and mother-infant relationship in single mother families.

e-mail: omerfink@post.bgu.ac.il

Avel Horwitz

Ph.D. Student

Avel Horwitz is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Ben-Gurion University. He received his B.A from Tel-Aviv University and his M.A. in clinical psychology from Ben-Gurion University. His research examines the relationship between fathers' involvement in infant care, coparenting and infant sleep.

e-mail: avel.horwitz@gmail.com

Yael Porat-Zaiger

Ph.D. Student

Yael Porat-Zaiger is a PhD student in clinical psychology at Ben-Gurion Unversity. She received her B.A in psychology from BGU and her M.A in clinical psychology from Haifa University. She is interested in the relations between sleep patterns, temperament and self-regulation in infants and preschoolers.

Noam Oz

M.A. Student

Noam Oz received her B.A in Psychology from Ben-Gurion University and is currently an M.A student in clinical psychology at Ben Gurion University. Her research examines the relationship between sleep arrangements and parent-infant sleep quality.

e-mail: noamoz78@gmail.com

Yael Rothschild

M.A. Student

Yael Rothschild, received her B.A in psychology from the Michlala Haredit (via Ben-Gurion University) and is currently an M.A student in clinical psychology at Ben-Gurion University. Her research examines differences between suicidal and non-suicidal depressed young adults in relation to sleep and self-criticism.

e-mail: rothyael@bgu.ac.il

Ruth Agroskin-Gusarov

M.A. Student

Ruth Agroskin-Gusarov, received her B.A in Psychology from Ben-Gurion University and is currently an M.A student in clinical psychology at Ben Gurion University. Her research examines the links between maternal sleep, sleepiness and fatigue and maternal ability to sustain Emotional Availability (EA) across a mother–infant interaction.

Shani Zeldman

M.A. Student

Shani Zeldman received her B.A in Psychology from Ben-Gurion University and is currently an M.A student in clinical psychology at Ben-Gurion University. Her research examines the relationship between paternal involvement and mother-infant sleep.  

Former Students

Ella Volkovich, Ph.D.

 

Dana Sinai, M.A.

Yasmin Bauminger, M.A.
 

Hila Oren, M.A.

Roni Schneider, M.A.

Gili Shrieber, M.A.

Avigail Palgi-Hecker, M.A.

Mor Bar, M.A.

Dana Elberg, M.A.

Shir Mayan, M.A.

Yosef Fertouk, M.A.

Uriel Harel Schuman, M.A.

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