Ayse Basak Cinar

Dr. Cinar, a distinguished health coach, is a senior research fellow at the Dundee Dental Hospital and School, Dundee University, Scotland. She is currently working on a project; a health coaching training for prisoners; in cooperation with NHS, Scotland. She is also working on implementation of health coaching training for administrators and health-care providers for prisons, in cooperation with NES (National Education Board), Scotland.

She recently has served (2009-2015) as an assistant professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen. She launched and run the course “Patient Focused Coaching and Communication” course at the University, in cooperation with Danish Coaching Institute; thereby implementing  a business model to oral health management. She ran an international project to assess the impact of health coaching (HC) on oral and general health among patients with diabetes type 2. The project was supported by International Diabetes Federation, International Dental Federation, University of Copenhagen and TRYG Fund.

Dr. Cinar  is a dentist and an internationally accredited ICC (International Coaching Community) coach. She holds a PhD and DSci from the University of Helsinki, Finland and an MBA degree from Istanbul Business Administration Faculty, Turkey.  Dr. Cinar has 19 peer reviewed articles published at international journals, over 30 presentations at international congresses and 2 book chapters, 4 speeches as invited guest speaker. She has lectured about health coaching for oral health and chronic disease management at national, international, and academic seminars and congresses. In addition, she was the principal investigator of several international (IDF, FDI) and national grants (TRYG Fund, University of Copenhagen) for the project about health coaching. Dr. Cinar was awarded Women in Science Awards by L’OREAL-UNESCO during her Ph.D. studies, where she organized and ran an international project about assessing the behavioural and maternal determinants of oral health behavior and its relation with general health among adolescents.

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