Prof. Velikova leads the Patient Centred Outcomes Group at the Leeds Institute for Cancer and Pathology. She is also a Consultant Oncologist.
Her research focuses on Quality of Life and she leads the quality of life sub-studies of large national and international research trials in breast cancer. She has worked on the development of a web-based electronic system for collecting patient-reported data on toxicity and adverse events during cancer treatment, integrating this with electronic patient records and generating alerts for clinicians.
She is past chair the British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group. She is president elect of the International Society for Quality of Life Research.