Uthaiwan Kanchanakamol (Thailand) is Director of Institute for Community Empowerment , Chiang Mai Thailand. His research interests are Appreciative Inquiry,Health Promotion, Health Decentralization, Communication for Social Change, Civil Society and Community Participation.
Dr. Kanchanakamol has served as Chairman of the Community Dentistry Department and Associate Dean of both the Faculty of Dentistry and the Graduate School, Chiang Mai University. He has served three consecutive terms as an elected academic representative to the Chiang Mai University Council and was one of the founders of the Thai Dental Council, the Diploma in Dental Public Health Program and the Thai Master of Public Health Program, Chiang Mai University.
Dr. Kanchanakamol also served as the coordinator in the International Oral Health collaborating program and The Fulbrighter. Lately, he enjoyed being a facilitator in Appreciative Inquiry Workshops throughout the country.