Prof. Liat Ayalon

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Deputy Director; Chair of The Supplementary Study Program for a Master's Degree


07/2003-6/2005 - HRSA Postdoctoral Clinical/ Research Fellow in Geriatrics, Department of Medicine- Division of Geriatrics; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

07/2002-06/2003 - Clinical Psychology Internship (APA Approved); mentor: Patricia A. Arean, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

06/1998-05/2002 - Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (APA Approved); adviser: Michael A. Young, Ph.D. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

06/1998-12/2000 - M.S. in Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

10/1993-07/1996 - B.A. (Cum Laude) Behavioural Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Bee'r Sheva, Israel


11/2017-11/2021 - Coordinator of the MSCA-ITN "EuroAgeism", funded under Horizon 2020

5/2020- Founder the Ageism Impact Centre, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

04/2012-ongoing - Full Professor: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2015-ongoing - Senate member: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2016-ongoing - Deputy director of the school of Social Work: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2016-ongoing - Head of the Retraining program: school of Social Work Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2018-ongoing - Ph.D. program committee member: school of Social Work Bar-Ilan University, Israel


10/2016-10/2018 - Head of the MSW program: Bar-Ilan University; Israel

10/2009-04/2012 - Associate Professor: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2007-10/2009 - Senior Lecturer (Tenured): Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2005-10/2007 - Lecturer: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2015-10/2016 - Member of the ethics committee: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

10/2016-10/2017 - Substitute member of the university-wide appointment committee: Bar-Ilan University, Israel


2016 - The Innovative Research on Aging Award: Honorable mention, Marther LifeWays

2015-2019 - Global Young Academy (200 top early scientists worldwide)

2014-2018 - Chair: IS-1402 Ageism: A Multi-National, Interdisciplinary Perspective. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology; Horizon 2020); Leading a research group of 200+ researchers from 34 countries in Europe

2014-2018 - Israel Young Academy (30 top early scientists in Israel)

7-8/2013 - Andrews Fellow- Visiting Professor- Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan 

9/2010 - International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology Junior Investigator Award

5/2009 - American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award 

3/2008 - State of Israel-Ministry of Science Culture and Sports Travel Award to attend the symposium on Science as Diplomacy of Confidence, Berlin, Germany

11/2005 - National Institute of Mental Health Award to attend the Critical Research Issues

07/2005 - Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry/ National Institute of Mental Health

08/2004; 6/2005 - Scholarship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Advanced Training Institute

01/2004 - National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship to attend the Evaluators’ Institute


Editorial board member: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics ResearchResearch on AgingSociety and Welfare [Hebrew]; Social Security [Hebrew]; Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences; Journal of Applied Gerontology; International Psychogeriatric (triage editor)

Guest editorGerontologia (Hebrew): caregiving (2012) ageism (2011); European Journal of Ageing: ageism (2016); International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Home care (2019)

Ad-hoc reviewer: over 60 journals: Social Science and Medicine, the Gerontologist, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Cochrane Review, Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Ageing & Society, Psychiatric Services, JAMA-Psychiatry, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, WHO Bulletin, Computers and Human Behaviour, Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Grant reviewer: over 20 different grant mechanisms, including the Alzheimer's Association (U.S.), the American Psychological Association, Romanian National Council for Research and Development, US-Israel Bi-national Science Foundation, National Institute for Health Policy Research, German Israeli Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Memorabel (ZonMw, Netherlands), COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), the Swedish Research Council, the Research Grants Council-Hong Kong, Auckland Medical Research Foundation, New Zealand, The Research Foundation Flanders, Beethoven 2 The National Science Center (Narodowe Centrum Nauki – NCN, Poland, NWO-ZonMw (Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development) and FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation).

Committees: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (U.S.) on global aging education (2011); Israel Science Foundation steering committee (2012; 2018); Bar-Ilan University: ethics (2009-2014; 2016), promotion and hiring committees (2011-present), quality assessment (2014), search committee for the head of the School (2016) and for the dean (2017); European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, 45th annual congress, scientific committee member (2012-2015); Israel Gerontolgical Society Chair of the Scientific committee (2013); Women in Science (2015-2020) committee member; the status of junior researchers in Israel (2014-2016) committee member; Alon Fellowship (2016-2019) committee member; Israel Ministry of Science and Technology grant scheme (2016) committee member; Israeli Ministry of Pensioner's Affairs & IGDC Project Executive Committee member (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) (2015) committee member; bio-ethics committee, Israel Academy of Science and Humanities (2016-) committee member; WHO core group to combat ageism (2016-); group member Science Advice for Policy by European Academies: Transforming the future of ageing (2018-), WHO long term care work group (2020), Israel Ministry of Social Equality (2020-). 


Ageism and intergenerational tension in the age of climate change - Israel Science Foundation, 11/20-11/25, PI

EuroAgeism - Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network, 11/2017-11/2021, Coordinator of the MSCA- ITN funded under Horizon 2020

Mascage: Ageing masculinities in cultural representations - Gender Net-ERA Net co fund, 12/2018-12/2021, Site PI


7647501 - Quantitative Research Methods for the Thesis Track (Master's Degree Retraining Program)

7647601 - Qualitative Research Methods for the Thesis Track (Master's Degree Retraining Program)

7666601 - Selected Issues in Older Age and Social Work

7667901 - Thesis Seminar (Master's Degree Retraining Program)

7680801 - Quantitative Research Methods for a Thesis Track (Master's Program)

7680801 - Quantitative Research Methods for a Thesis Track (Master's Degree Program)


  • Mental health service use and clinical outcomes in older adults
  • Resilience and trauma in older adults
  • Caregiving to dementia patients
  • Foreign home care workers




Last Updated Date : 15/10/2020