our team:






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 Emanuel
Ph.D. student
Aviv is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Psychology and Exercise Science. He received his BA in Psychology and Philosophy in 2015 from Ben-Gurion University and his M.A in Social Psychology in 2017 from Tel-Aviv University. Aviv’s research focuses on motivation, effortful behavior, and applied psychology in sports and exercise. Aviv aims to develop a better understanding of motivational mechanisms in order to improve interventions for increasing exercise-adherence.
 
Aviv also works as a personal trainer with a wide range of populations.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Hadar Schwartz
Ph.D. 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.
 
Hadar is also a Pilates instructor and the head of the Pilates department at “Campus Siim”.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
Tomer works as a strength and conditioning coach since 2014 with a range of populations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eyal Colorni
MSc student
Eyal completed 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.
 
Eyal works as a personal trainer and as a lecturer at the Academic College at Wingate. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yael Zeevi
MSc student
Yael completed her BPT in Physiotherapy at Tel Aviv University in 2015 and has been working since as a physiotherapist in the public and private health systems.
Her research interests include exercising in groups, social dynamics, and leadership styles.
 
Yael is also a Pilates instructor and a lecturer at the Pilates department at “Campus Siim”.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Itai Har-Nir – Lab Manager
Itai completed his B.Ed in physical education in 2008 at the Academic College at Wingate and is currently an MScPt candidate (2015) in Physiotherapy at Tel Aviv University.
Itai works as a personal trainer and as a lecturer at the Academic College at Wingate. 
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View Dr. Halpein's publications on PubMed and Google Scholar:

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