Lab Members

Professor Liat Tikotzky
Ph.D., Head of Lab

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
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

Avel Horwitz
Ph.D. Student

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

Omer Finkelstein
Ph.D. Student

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

Yael Porat-Zaiger
Ph.D. Student

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.

Alona Molcho-Haimovich
Ph.D. Student

Alona Molcho-Haimovich
Ph.D. Student

Alona Molcho-Haimovich is a PhD. student in the Psychology department of Ben-Gurion University. She received her M.A in Special Education from BIU. For the past 20 years Alona worked as a behavioral analyst and parent counselor specializing in Autism. Her research focuses on investigating the effectiveness of behavioral interventions when dealing with sleep disturbances in children with ASD.


e-mail: alonamh@gmail.com

Ofek Matzliach
M.A. Student

Ofek Matzliach
M.A. Student

Ofek Matzliach 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 parental bedtime involvement and infant sleep.  

e-mail: ofekma@post.bgu.ac.il

Gal Ferder
M.A. Student

Gal Ferder
M.A. Student

Gal Ferder 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 associations between marital quality and parental sleep.

e-mail: galferder@gmail.com

Former Students

Former Students

Ella Volkovich, Ph.D.

 

Hamutal Ben-Zion. 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.


Noam Oz, M.A.


Yael Rothschild, M.A.


Ruth Agroskin-Gusarov, M.A.


Shani Zeldman, M.A.