Galit Nimrod, Ph.D., is full professor at the Department of Communication Studies and a research fellow at the Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Journalism from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she was a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar in the Gerontology Center and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Georgia, US.
Aiming to contribute to the understanding of wellbeing in later life, Dr. Nimrod studies psychological and sociological aspects of leisure, media and technology use among older adults. The nature of her research is theoretical, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary. It combines knowledge and methods from various fields including sociology, psychology, mass communication, new media, social work, and culture studies. Yet, it has a clear and rather practical aspiration – to contribute to the development of innovative services and products for older people that will help enrich the opportunities for a later life of leisure and promote better quality of life for those for whom later life is currently less one of opportunities than of constraints and limitations.