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Professor Esther Adi-Japha heads the Child Development Program in the Faculty of Eduction, and a research fellow of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center in the University.

She did her Post-Doctoral research (1998-2000) at the School of Psychology, Bristol University, UK. She earned her PhD (graduated-1998) at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ICNC, now ELSC). B.Sc and M.Sc were received from the Racha Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University. Adi-Japha began her research in child development studying the development of children's drawing and handwriting. Her research focuses on the development of skill acquisition. Adi-Japha is a Review Editor of the Journal Frontiers in Psychology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jan 1994Jan 1998

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master's Degree, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1992Jun 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1989Jun 1991

Award Date: 30 Jun 1991


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