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Name Professor Esther Crawley
Job title Professor of Child Health
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Hons), BM BCh(Oxon), PhD(UCLond)
Professional details
Keywords epidemiology
children
fatigue
CFS
ME
concentration
anxiety
Areas of expertise My main research interests are:

The Epidemiology of CFS/ME in children - Children who miss school have been screened each term for fatigue, Analysis is underway to determine: the prevalence and incidence of CFS/ME in secondary schools; whether children who are identified by screening are different to those referred for rehabilitation by health services.

Memory and concentration problems in children with CFS/ME - The first part of this study demonstrated significant problems in memory and attention in children with CFS/ME. Children are now being examined 6 months after treatment started, to see whether their memory and concentration problems change with treatment.

Anxiety in children with CFS/ME - This research compares anxiety in children with CFS/ME with best friend controls.

Predictors of disease severity and outcome in children with CFS/ME - The CFS/ME service provides assessment and treatment for over 150 children a year.