Dr. Keren Dalyot – International Project Leader

Dr. Keren Dalyot

Dr. Dalyot has multidisciplinary academic and professional background: starting with a BA in communication and international relations, an MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights and ending with an MA and PhD in International Education Policy. Throughout her academic career, she has focused on several aspects of gender equality including a thesis on media representation of trafficking in women to Israel.

Keren has studied in Israel, England and the United States and brings with her this wealth of experience both in different educational systems and with cooperating with people from all around the globe. While conducting research for her PhD dissertation, she traveled to Ghana and met some extraordinary women working in the education system. In addition, Keren also has undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in the areas of sociology of education, qualitative research methods and academic writing.

Currently, Dr. Dalyot  is leading a new European funded (EIT FOOD) educational project for middle  schools  – The Classroom as a Platform for Community Engagement with Food Science. This is a collaborative multidisciplinary  project that will is centered around student led research into the origins of their commonly consumed industrialized food items (e.g., breakfast cereals, yogurts, snacks, etc.) As part of this project teens in Israel and Poland will share findings from their research project and common foods through online activities.

Keren has been part of the applied science communication research group since 2017 when she led  a research project on Risk Communication and Parents’ Perceptions of Non-Ionizing Radiation in Schools: The Case of Wi-Fi in Israeli Classrooms. Information about this project can be found here. She is also working on on a group project in collaboration with Dr. Yaela Golumbic and PhD candidate Yael Barel-Ben David, developing a unique measure for examining scientific reasoning skills in the context of daily life.

In her rare free time Keren enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking with her family.

Her detailed CV can be found here