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Dr. Israel Halperin

Dr. Halperin completed his Ph.D. studies at Edith-Cowan University in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport in 2017. He studied the effects of augmented feedback on the performance of elite athletes under the supervision of Professor Chris Abbiss. He then completed his post-doctoral training with Professor David Behm at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, focusing on ways to optimize exercise training programs. Dr. Halperin joined the School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sylvan Adams Sport Institute as a faculty member in 2019.


Aviv Emmanuel

PhD Student

Aviv completed his BA in Psychology and Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University (2015), and his M.A in Social Psychology at Tel-Aviv University (2017). Aviv’s research focuses on motivation, effortful behavior, and applied psychology in sports and exercise.


Hadar Schwartz

PhD Student

Hadar completed her BPT (2008) and MScPt (2015) in Physiotherapy at Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on autonomy-supportive and perception-based resistance training prescription models. 


Yael Zeevi

Msc Student

Yael completed her BPT in Physiotherapy at Tel Aviv University (2015). Her research focuses on exercise in group settings, social dynamics, and leadership as a key factor in planning group resistance training programs.


Tomer Malleron

Msc Student

Tomer completed his BPT in physiotherapy at Ben-Gurion University in 2019. Tomer is interested in perception based models of resistance training and their impact on motor performance and adherence.  


Eyal Colorni

Msc Student

Eyal competed his B.Ed  in (2011) and an M.P.E (2014) in Physical Education at the Academic College at Wingate. For his MSc, Eyal will study the effects of self-selecting the rest periods in a repeated sprint protocol on physiological, psychological, and performance outcomes. 


Itai Har-Nir

Lab Manager

Itai completed his B.Ed and an M.P.E in physical education at the Academic College at Wingate (2008), and is currently pursuing his MScPt in Physiotherapy at Tel Aviv University (2015). Itai coordinates the lab schedule, assists in data collecting and with administrative needs.


 Asaf Ben Ari

Msc Student

Asaf completed his BPT in physiotherapy at Tel Aviv University (2018). His research will focus on the validity and reliability of session rating of perceived effort.

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Ori Kobi

Msc Student

Ori completed his BSc  in biology and economy at the Open University (2019) and is currently pursuing his MSc at Tel Aviv University.