Dr Kanta Kumar has developed a profile of research around the issues related to ethnicity in musculoskeletal practice and behavioural medicine. She has a track record of publications in this area of work. Her compelling body of work with minority ethnic populations living with rheumatological disease is having an impact and influencing the rheumatology community both in the UK and abroad. She has been awarded national awards for her work in rheumatology. Kanta holds a Hon Professorship at PGI, Chandigarh, India. She is a member of the British Society for Rheumatology Educational Committee, an Advisor on the National Rheumatoid arthritis Society Medical Board (and the founder of NRAS Apni Jung (our fight) against rheumatoid arthritis), a member of the South Asian Health Foundation (Musculoskeletal). Research Interests: behavioural medicine and impact of ethnicity on rheumatology practice. Kanta has implemented behavioural change models in rheumatology practice.