About Ruth Gaunt
I received my PhD in Social Psychology from Tel-Aviv University in 1998. I then held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University (1998-1999) and at the University of Louvain, Belgium (1999-2001). I was appointed as a Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2001-2007) and was promoted to Senior Lecturer there in 2008. During that time, I was Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Psychology (2003-2009) and the Department Deputy Head (2009-2010). In 2010-2012 I was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Department of Sociology, the University of Cambridge. I joined the University of Lincoln in 2012 as Reader in Psychology and was the Identity and Community Research Group Lead (2012-2017) and the School Director of Research (2013-2016).
REF Unit of Assessment Coordinator
Member, School Research Committee
Member, Athena SWAN Working Group
Member, College REF Working Group
Social Psychology of Gender and Families
PhD Social Psychology
— Tel Aviv University, 1998
BA Psychology & Art History
— Tel Aviv University (Magna cum Laude), 1993
Excellence in Research Award
— Dafna Izraeli Center for the Study of Women and Gender, 2004
Distinguished Teaching Award
— Bar-Ilan University Student Union, 2003
Excellence in Research Award
— Peleg-Bilig Center for the Study of Family Well-Being, 2002
Outstanding Achievements in PhD Studies Award
— Wolf Foundation, 1997
University of Cambridge, Clare Hall College
— Life Member - Since 2010
Universty of Cambridge, Department of Social Sciences
— Associate Researcher - Since 2012
Higher Education Academy
— Associate Fellow
External Activities and Consultancy
2016 Mariana Pinho. Stay-at-home fathers and breadwinning mothers: Social psychological
mechanisms underlying the division of family roles.
2014 Chen Riger. Identity salience as a determinant of parental involvement in childcare.
2013 Orit Malka. Parents by choice: Comparing paternal involvement in child care in
co-parenting relationships vs. divorced and married couples.
Master by Research:
2012 Becher, I. The effect of grandmothers’ involvement on father involvement in childcare.
2011 Van-Raalte, E. Early socialization and involvement in childcare.
2010 Russo, D. Division of childcare among heterosexual vs. lesbian couples.
2010 Reizis, S. Value priorities and gender as determinants of school choice.
2010 Shehadeh, D. Gender attitudes, childcare & housework: Muslim vs. Christian Arabs in Israel.
2009 Shachar, S. Religious acts among secular Jews in Israel.
2009 Cohen, H. Spouses’ praise and criticism on work and parenting.
2008 Shoshani, C. Maternal gatekeeping, gender ideologies and marital satisfaction.
2008 Bouknik, S. The division of household labor outside the family context.
2008 Barzilai, O. Gendered perceptions of success and self-fulfillment.
2007 Bassi, L. Early socialization and involvement in childcare among kibbutz-reared fathers.
2006 Zadik, R. Role identity, organizational culture and father involvement in childcare.
2005 Admati, L. Maternal gatekeeping, mother’s attitudes, and paternal involvement in childcare.
2004 Sartel, R. Attribution of emotions to ingroup and outgroup among secular and religious Jews.
2004 Omer-Shmueli, O. The effect of father’s value priorities on his involvement in childcare.
2004 Elbaum, Y. Longitudinal study of the determinants of father involvement in childcare.
2004 Yardeni, S. Father’s and mother’s gender orientation as a determinant of father involvement.
2003 Sagiv, D. Comparing primary caregiving fathers to non-primary caregiving fathers.
2002 Klimek, A. The relationship between job satisfaction and life satisfaction.
Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Community, Work & Family; European Journal of Social Psychology; Gender & Society; Group Processes and Intergroup Relations; International Journal of Comparative Sociology; International Journal of Social Psychology; Israeli Journal of Conflict Resolution; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Journal of Family Issues; Journal of Family Psychology; Journal of Marriage and Family; Journal of Personality; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal of Social and Personal Relationships; Personality and Individual Differences; Psychology of Women Quarterly; Qualitative Sociology Review; Sex Roles; Social Psychological and Personality Science; Sociological Focus; Sociological Perspectives.