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).