M.E. Solutions is run by a dedicated and determined group of people, all with direct experience of the illness. It is this empathetic understanding of M.E. that is the driving force behind our commitment to make a real difference to people’s lives. Our team is lead by:
Dr. Megan Arroll: Megan completed her PhD on the topic of sub-grouping in ME and has published in the International Association of CFS/ME’s Bulletin. She works as an independent researcher and is committed to bringing together experts from numerous backgrounds to investigate various aspects of ME. She currently teaches with the Open University in the London region.
Chief Scientific Advisor: Dr.Amolak Bansal.
Dr. Bansal’s medical experience comprises training in immunology and allergy from 1989 to 1993 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester and at Hope Hospital in Salford. From here he spent five years (1993-1997) as Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Clinical Immunology in the Department of Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
From 1997 to the present date Dr. Bansal has worked as a Consultant in ClinicalImmunology and Immunopathology at St. Helier’s Hospital. Dr Bansal’s key interests lie in allergy, autoimmunity, CFS/ME and immunodeficiency. He has published numerous papers in each area.
Patron. Vivienne Parry
Vivienne writes and presents a wide range of programmes for Radio 4 including the multi award winning series ‘Am I normal’, and ‘Inside the Ethics Committee’ as well as a number of one off documentaries on science and medicine. A scientist by training, Vivienne is also a prolific writer, contributing to the Times Body & Soul section as well as to a wide range of other magazines and papers including the Mail on Sunday, Guardian and Good Housekeeping.
Our ultimate aim is “The defeat of ME through the combined efforts of scientists, doctors, carers and the sufferers.”