Professor Esther M Crawley

BA(Hons), BM BCh(Oxon.), PhD(U.C.Lond.)

  • BS8 1NU

1991 …2020

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Personal profile

Research interests

My research concentrates on the epidemiology and treatment of CFS/ME.

We have currently recruiting into two trials, the MAGENTA trial which is investigating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Graded Exercise Therapy and the FITNET-NHS trial which is investigating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of internet delivered CBT. 

For information on FITNET-NHS please see

We have finished recruiting into the SMILE trial. For further information please see

The University of Bristol has several statements about the CFS/ME research which can be found here:

Research interests



External positions

Deputy Chair CFS/ME Research Collaborative

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Research Output

  • Open Access
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    Digital behaviour change interventions for younger children with chronic health conditions: which ones work and why? A systematic review

    Brigden, A., Anderson, E., Linney, C., Morris, R., Parslow, R., Serafimova, T., Smith, L., Loades, M. & Crawley, E., 20 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JMIR.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Activities

    • 2 Fellowship awarded competitively

    NIHR Senior Research Fellowship - Investigating the treatment of paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).

    Esther M Crawley (Recipient)

    1 Jan 20141 Jan 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively

    Clinician Scientist Fellowship - Evidence based prevention, identification and treatment of CFS/ME.

    Esther M Crawley (Recipient)

    1 Jan 20091 Jan 2014

    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively

    Supervised Work

    A qualitative exploration of treatment preference in paediatric randomised controlled trials

    Author: Beasant, L., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Crawley, E. M. (Supervisor), Mills, N. J. (Supervisor) & Young, B. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)