Ayse Kuspinar was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Research Group at the School of Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo. Ayse completed her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University, Montreal. She is a registered physical therapist with several years of clinical experience in various health conditions including orthopedics, geriatrics and neurology.
Ayse obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degree (with distinction) from McGill University. During her graduate studies, Ayse received awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ). Ayse has training in both clinical epidemiology and rehabilitation sciences. Her research interests include health outcomes, research methodology, modern measurement methods, cost-utility and quality of life.
Ayse worked with the GHS Research Group on a project funded by the Canadian Network of Excellence, AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life), where she examined Canadian policy and regulatory issues in enabling technological innovation.