Béatrice Hasler Lev-Tov (PhD, University of Zurich) is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the newly founded Virtual Reality Lab for Conflict Research (VR-CORE) at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel.
She specializes in the psychology of virtual reality and its social applications, with a particular focus on intercultural and intergroup relations.
She uses VR to study human behavior and decision making in interpersonal and intergroup conflicts, and explores the potential of VR as a new method for conflict resolution.
Prior to her current position, she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Experimental Virtual Environments Lab for Neuroscience and Technology at the University of Barcelona and the Advanced Reality Lab at IDC Herzliya.
Her Post-Doctoral research has been funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship and two fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
She publishes her work in multi-disciplinary academic journals, including New Media & Society, PLOS ONE, Cyberpsychology, Computers in Human Behavior, Frontiers in Psychology, AI & Society, etc.