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Post Nominals Ph.D BSc (Hons) FHEA HCPC
Biography Yeliz is a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation and the Research Environment Lead at the School of Health and Society. A skilled mixed-methods researcher, she is dedicated to improving outcomes and quality of life for those with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. Yeliz also explores the transformative potential of digital health solutions and leads online self-management programs like and

Yeliz' research is informed by real-life experiences, achieved through extensive patient and public involvement and engagement, which serves to amplify the voices of diverse groups in examining current policies and practices for the improvement of service provision.
Research Interests Current research involves the effective management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, work/ vocational rehabilitation and the use of digital health technologies and wearables to enable wider access to health information, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and self-management.

Beyond her specific research interests, Yeliz actively engages in broader systemic initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within research and academic community.
Teaching and Learning Yeliz is the programme lead for taught aspect of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Prosthetics and Orthotics ( This centre combines expertise from the University of Salford, Imperial College London, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Southampton, along with more than 25 global industry partners and national facilities, with an aim to to train up to a total of 60 individuals to a doctoral level over an 8-year period.

Yeliz supervises postgraduate students and provides mentorship to nurses and allied health professionals interested in research. Additionally, she contributes to authoring textbooks and educational materials for nursing and allied health professionals, focusing on clinical education and digital health management.
Scopus Author ID 56592307000
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics Currently accepting applications from PhD candidates for the following project.

Project title: Improving access to work for people with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Work problems are common in people with arthritis. Up to half of people