Carolyn Wilshire

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Carolyn Wilshire, PhD., is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Psychology, Wellington, New Zealand. She specializes in Language, Aphasia, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience.

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  • PhD - University of Cambridge
  • BSc - (Hons) Monash University

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  1. Wilshire, Carolyn; Ward, Tony (2015), "Psychogenic explanations of physical illness: Time to examine the evidence", Psychological Science, 11 (5): 606–631, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1344.7125 
  2. Wilshire, Carolyn (2017), "The problem of bias in behavioural intervention studies: Lessons from the PACE trial", Journal of Health Psychology, 22 (9), doi:10.1177/1359105317700885 
  3. Wilshire, C; Kindlon, T; Matthees, A; McGrath, S (2017), "Can patients with chronic fatigue syndrome really recover after graded exercise or cognitive behavioural therapy? A critical commentary and preliminary re-analysis of the PACE trial", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 5 (1): 43-56, doi:10.1080/21641846.2017.1259724 
  4. Wilshire, Carolyn; Kindlon, T; McGrath, S (2017), "PACE trial claims of recovery are not justified by the data: a rejoinder to Sharpe, Chalder, Johnson, Goldsmith and White", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 5 (1): 62-67, doi:10.1080/21641846.2017.1259724 
  5. Wilshire, C; Kindlon, T; Courtney, R; Matthees, A; Tuller, D; Geraghty, K; Levin, B (2018), "Rethinking the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome—A reanalysis and evaluation of findings from a recent major trial of graded exercise and CBT", BMC Psychology, 6 (6), doi:10.1186/s40359-018-0218-3 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

bias - Bias in research is "a systematic deviation of an observation from the true clinical state".

PACE trial - A controversial study which claimed that CBT and GET were effective in treating "CFS/ME", despite the fact that its own data did not support this conclusion. Its results and methodology were widely disputed by patients, scientists, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

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