Galit Nimrod

Galit Nimrod
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Current Position: 
The Department of Communication Studies and the Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

With a paramount interest in understanding well-being in later life, Dr. Nimrod studies psychological and sociological aspects of leisure, media and technology use among older adults.

She explores subjects such as leisure and later life transitions, innovation in older adulthood, benefits of and constraints to technology use in general and online leisure in particular.

She has published extensively about those issues both in leisure studies journals and gerontology and communication journals of high merit and prestige while presenting at numerous international conferences and seminars.

Her involvement in the international leisure studies field is also evident in her leadership activities including co-founding the Leisure and Aging Research Group (LARG) in 2008, serving as a board member of the World Leisure Organization since 2012, and serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Leisure Research since 2013.

Expertise: Leisure, media and technology use in later life.