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Eda Tonga

Associate Professor

I’m physiotherapist and working as researcher and lecturer. (PT, PhD, Assoc.Prof.).  I graduated from PhD at 2011 from Hacettepe University; My PhD thesis name is ‘Effectiveness of client centered occupational therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis’.  After completed my PhD study at 2011.  I was awarded the ‘The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Health Professionals educational visit grant’ in 2013. Now I am the member of EULAR School of Rheumatology HP teacher. My main research interests are rheumatological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, hand therapy, occupational therapy, ergonomics, technology assisted rehabilitation. This year I won the post-doctoral research bursary form The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. I joined to RRIO team as a visiting postdoctoral researcher at September 2018 and I am working in a part of SARAH project. My main research here is “Developing a smartphone application for hand for patient with rheumatoid arthritis”.