Through the MSKHUB you will have an access to the latest research and developments in the field of MSK and rheumatic conditions. Access to all information and self-assessment tools are FREE on this website.

When registering with the site to create your personalise health records, we will ask you to read our GDPR policy to understand how we use, store and share your data, so you can provide us with an informed consent. Your anonymised data will help us to conduct large population studies to investigate the consequence of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions on people’s daily lives, work participation and health, to inform targets for interventions, healthcare utilisation and development of public health policies.


 Dr Yeliz Prior

Dr Prior is the founder of the MSKHUB and a leading rheumatology rehabilitation researcher, based at the University of Salford. Following her training at the University of Salford as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and the completion of her PhD on the Epidemiology of Self-care Restriction and Joint Pain in community-dwelling older people at the Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University she joined the Centre for Health Sciences Research at Salford in 2011. Since, she has conducted a number of randomised clinical trials, large observational studies and qualitative research into the rehabilitation of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). She has also contributed to academic textbooks for health professionals in rheumatology. In addition to her role as a Senior Research Fellow, Dr Prior is the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the School of Health and Society, University of Salford and holds weekly rheumatology occupational therapy clinics at the Mid Cheshire NHS Hospitals Trust, Leighton Hospital as an Advanced Clinical Specialist OT. Dr Prior is also a Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Mindfulness Practitioner, and use these approaches to inform her academic, clinical and research work. She is a passionate ambassador of Health Professionals in Rheumatology, and actively involved in national and international platforms to further health professionals’ training and education, and support the evidence-based approaches in rheumatology.  She is an elected member of the British Health Professionals in Rheumatology [BHPR] Council and sits at the European League Against Rheumatism [EULAR] Scientific Committee. Follow Dr Prior on Twitter here.

Professor Alison Hammond


Professor Alison Hammond is a world-renowned rheumatology rehabilitation researcher, with extensive research record, and leads the Clinical Rehabilitation Research Group at the University of Salford. Professor Hammond is the Fellow of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and has helped develop national and international guidelines and standards of care in Rheumatology, including the NICE Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis and EULAR Guidelines for non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis and for Rheumatology Nursing. She has also contributed to writing self-help books and information booklets for people with arthritisHer research includes clinical trials, surveys, outcome measurement development and qualitative research. Her trial involvement includes Rheumatology occupational therapy, patient education, joint protection, orthoses, fatigue management and work rehabilitation. Follow Prof Hammond on Twitter here.



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