issues. Ellen is a registered health psychologist with a background in
medical and psychological research. Her PhD described three studies of
people with ME (Ramsay defined) and post-viral fatigue syndrome.
Ellen is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London, and is
a co-editor of the ME and CFS references, a list of all published papers on
ME, CFS and related conditions, which she has compiled for the Melvin Ramsay
Archive since 1989. She was elected a Fellow of the British Psychological
Society in September 2009.
Ellen has been a long time critic of the CBT-model for CFS. She introduced
the concept of psychologisation ( the emphasis on psychological factors
where there is little or no evidence to justify it ) and devised the
strategy of pacing for ME.
Neil H Riley
Chairman of the ME Association