Yeliz is a clinical academic researcher, with a background in Occupational Therapy (OT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and development and testing of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Her main research interest are development of chronic pain and disability in activities of daily living (ADL) and work (e.g. presenteeism, absenteeism, work instability/ disability/ cessation or work retention) in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and she has completed multi-sited RCTs, large observational studies and in-depth qualitative research projects in the field of rheumatology rehabilitation. Yeliz is a keen user of digital technologies to promote health, prevent ill-health and improve patient outcomes. She is the founder of the www.mskhub.com, an online self-management platform for people with RMDs and a longitudinal data repository for University of Salford.