Dr Gabrielle Murphy is a specialist physician working in the Department of Immunity and Inflammation at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She is the Clinical Lead of the Fatigue Service at The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, North London, United Kingdom, (which primarily delivers Graded exercise therapy (GET) and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- 2009, Coping Better With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for CFS/ME. Contents include: - Critical incidents, vulnerability factors and maintaining factors - Goal setting - Thoughts and feelings - Sleep - Activity - Energy capsules - Impact crosses - Challenging unhelpful patterns of thinking - Stress and anxiety - Core beliefs - Symptom mapping - Planning for setbacks - Medical perspective
British Association for CFS/ME (BACME)
Dr. Murphy is an executive member of the British Association for CFS/ME (BACME), an organization that supports GET and CBT in the treatment of ME/CFS. Her involvement with BACME included hosting the 2003 and 2005 Conferences, and being its Chair for 2004-2005.
Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society
Dr. Murphy serves as a medical Advisor for the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society, a registered charity that informs, supports and represents those affected by Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) across Sussex and Kent.
In Dec 2012, in response to criticism about the PACE trial and Sir Simon Wessely's psychological paradigm of ME/CFS, a letter of support for Dr. Wessely was published in several newspapers. Dr Murphy was one of the signers. The letter confused legitimate questions about the Pace trial as a personal attack, thus perpetuating the myth that, as the letter states, "researchers in the field have been the target of a campaign to undermine their work and professional credibility."
Talks and interviews
- White, PD; Goldsmith, KA; Johnson, AL; Potts, L; Walwyn, R; DeCesare, JC; et al. (5 March 2011), "Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a randomised trial", The Lancet, 377 (9768): 823–836, PMID 21334061, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60096-2