Dr Başak İnce Çağlar
EDIFY Study Coordinator
- Research Associate
I joined the Eating Disorders Research Group in November 2021 as a Research Project Manager on the DAISIES trial, a multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing inpatient treatment-as-usual to a stepped-care day treatment approach. I am currently the Study Coordinator of EDIFY consortium, Eating Disorders: Delineating illness and recovery trajectories to inform personalised prevention and early intervention in young people. Prior to joining the Eating Disorders Research Group, I worked as a Research Assistant between 2015-2020 and as an Assistant Professor between 2020-2021 in Turkey.
I completed my BA degree in Psychology at Istanbul Bilgi University, my MSc degree in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (specialising in Psychopathology) at Maastricht University, and my MA and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology at Istanbul Arel University. My PhD project focused on screening university students to identify young women at risk for developing eating disorders and conducting a randomized controlled feasibility trial to test the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a new intervention program on decreasing disordered eating attitudes and behaviours.
Throughout my studies, I have been involved in various research and clinical activities. I did both research and clinical internships at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital, focusing on children with Tourette syndrome, as well as at the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, focusing on eating disorders. I have also worked as a visiting researcher in the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at Tübingen University Hospital in Germany in a clinical pilot trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) enhanced training for patients with binge eating disorders to increase cognitive control over eating behaviour.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?user=serC2dwAAAAJ&hl=tr
Research Interests: Eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, prevention and treatment approaches, neuroscience