Naomi Josman is Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Occupational Therapy, the Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, Israel. She also serves as the associate faculty dean of research. Prof. Josman is an internationally recognized leader, scholar and educator in the area of cognitive rehabilitation.
Prof. Josman investigates cognition, metacognition, executive functions and their influence on everyday life. Her work is based on an ecologically valid assessment of cognitive disabilities to performance-based assessments, utilizing innovative methods and tools, inter alia Virtual Reality, for evaluation and intervention. Her research activities extend to the study of a wide range of populations, including people with Central Nervous System deficits, children with neurodevelopmental deficits, clients with schizophrenia, and elderly people. She has authored over 80 research articles and 10 chapters in edited books and her research has received over $1.2 million funding support.