Professor Esther Crawley
BA(Hons), BM BCh(Oxon.), PhD(U.C.Lond.)
We conduct epidemiological studies (the study of populations) and treatment trials to improve the treatment of paediatric Chronic Fatigue. Our methodological research is designed to improve how paediatric research is conducted.
Professor of Child HealthBristol Medical School (PHS)
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I am a community paediatrician at heart. I enjoy working with families in complex situations with different chronic illnesses which need to be well managed. My background was paediatric rheumatology, which is where I got interested in chronic pain and then moved to chronic fatigue.
My research background started with a lab based PhD in genetic epidemiology in London. Since then I have moved into conducting large treatment trials and different types of epidemiological studies. The research questions come from patients through my clinic which is based in Bath.
Projects and supervisions
Paediatric QoL Dilemma: Developing Paediatric Quality of Life Digital Ecological Momentary Assessment to improve paediatric research and clinical management
Managing organisational unitDepartment of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
POMME: Paediatric Outcome Measure ME
DescriptionMeasuring Health in Children With CFS/ME: Testing a New Questionnaire
A collaboration between the Royal United Hospital Bath (RUH), University College London Hospital (UCLH), University of Bristol and the University of…
Exploring ACT as a treatment for children and young people with CFS/ME who have not yet fully recovered after 1 year.
DescriptionCFS/ME is a severely disabling condition. Current evidence-based treatments offered to children and young people with CFS/ME are: Activity Management (AM), Graded Exercise Therapy (GET), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for…
04/12/2019 to 03/12/2020
FITNET-NHS (Fatigue In Teenagers on the interNET in the NHS)
01/10/2016 to 30/04/2022
Investigating the epidemiology of CFS in children using the ALSPAC cohort
01/10/2013 to 30/04/2017
Investigating Access to Specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) Services for Ethnic Minority Children
A qualitative exploration of treatment preference in paediatric randomised controlled trials
Improving the identification and treatment of co-morbid depression and/or anxiety in adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Patient centred outcomes following non-operative treatment or appendicectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in children
BMJ Paediatrics Open
Why Should ACT Work When CBT Has Failed? a Study Assessing Acceptability and Feasibility of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Paediatric Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
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Experiences of pain in paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis
BMJ Paediatrics Open
Physical and mental health 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection (long COVID) among adolescents in England (CLoCk)
Lancet Child and Adolescent Health