Yeliz Prior is a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation at the University of Salford, where she worked as a full time academic since 2011. Yeliz is an HCPC registered occupational therapist, and received further postgraduate training in cognitive behavioural and mindfulness based cognitive therapies and completed a PhD in Epidemiology. As a mixed methods researcher, her research interests are rehabilitation of long term conditions e.g. complex interventions in RMDs and Diabetes, with specific focus on the use of digital health technologies to promote patient education, patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) in research, shared decision making and self-management. Externally, Yeliz holds an honorary Clinical Academic Lead position at the Rheumatology department within the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Externally, Yeliz is the Vice President and Trustee at the British Society for Rheumatology (2020-2023).