Tineke Dineen

Doctoral Student


Tineke Dineen is a Doctoral student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. She completed her BSc Honours in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph before pursuing a Master’s of Science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She also has over 2 years experience working as a Clinical Research Associate for the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Calgary.


Her main research interests focus on learning more about how and why community programs are effective for individuals with or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Currently, she is conducting a process and outcome evaluation for the Small Steps for Big Changes program to enable us to understand how best to facilitate and implement complex interventions, permitting improvement in their delivery and the ability to translate interventions into new settings. Her second PhD project will investigate a process and outcome evaluation of the Gro Health digital program as it translates from the United Kingdom to Canada, exploring user experiences, application acceptability and feasibility of a low carbohydrate diet as a treatment option for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Tineke’s research in the Diabetes Prevention Research Group will focus on process evaluations using mixed methods.

Tineke is a trainer in our Small Steps for Big Changes program. For more information please visit https://ok-smallsteps.sites.olt.ubc.ca/


Email: tdineen@mail.ubc.ca

Office: UCH 106 – 1238 Discovery Ave, Kelowna, BC

Twitter: @tineke_dineen