Link to the Science Media Centre[edit | edit source]
Kate Kelland was featured in the Science Media Centre's 10 year anniversary promotional brochure, and briefly features in the SMC's current promotional video. One of the SMC directors is PACE trial center manager Sir Simon Wessely, who was credited with helping design the PACE trial. Ms Kelland has been accused of bias in favor of views held by the SMC.
Articles[edit | edit source]
- 2011, Pushing limits can help chronic fatigue patients
- 2018, Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw Chronic Fatigue syndrome review
- 2019, Special Report: Online activists are silencing us, scientists say
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Criticism[edit | edit source]
Invest in ME Research have criticized both Kate Kelland and Reuters for Ms Kelland's misleading statements, including the claim that it was activist pressure that led to the Cochrane review's retraction announcement.
The charity #MEAction Network UK complained to Reuters and the New York Post about an article by Kate Kelland that contained inaccurate statements and also misrepresented the views of patients with ME and activists, stating "Let’s show Reuters that this is not a debate about psychiatry and scare tactics, but stigma and pseudoscience."
Freelance journalist Steve Topple has criticized Kate Kelland, along with a number of other journalists, for their close links to the Science Media Centre and for "waging war" on "chronically ill and disabled people".
Psychologist Brian Hughes has criticized Ms Kelland for failing to mention any scientific criticism of the PACE trial or biopsychosocial research into ME/CFS, and describing the treatment of patients by some ME/CFS researchers as "gaslighting".
Articles criticizing Kate Kelland's writing[edit | edit source]
- Oct 20, 2018 - Action and Accountability III - Cochrane Review - Invest in ME Research
- Mar 13, 2019 - Fighting for rigorous science and accurate reporting - #MEAction Network
- Mar 18, 2019 - The Twisted Reason the Media have Waged War on Chronically Ill and Disabled People - Steve Topple
Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- The Twisted Reason the Media have Waged War on Chronically Ill and Disabled People - Steve Topple
References[edit | edit source]
- Science Media Centre (Oct 2012). "Views from the Front Line" (PDF). Science Media Centre.
- Science Media Centre. "A short film about the SMC". Science Media Centre. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- "Reuters vs. UN Cancer Agency: Are Corporate Ties Influencing Science Coverage?". FAIR. Jul 24, 2017. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Kelland, Kate (Feb 18, 2011). "Pushing limits can help chronic fatigue patients". Reuters. Retrieved Mar 20, 2019.
- Kelland, Kate (Mar 13, 2019). "Special Report: Online activists are silencing us, scientists say". Reuters. Archived from the original on Mar 13, 2019. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Invest in ME Research (Oct 20, 2018). "Invest in ME Research - Action and Accountability III - Cochrane Review". Invest in ME Research. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- MEAction Network UK (Mar 14, 2019). "Fighting for Rigorous Science and Accurate Reporting". #MEAction. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Topple, Steve (Mar 18, 2019). "The twisted reason the media have waged war on chronically ill and disabled people". Mr Topple. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Hughes, Brian (Mar 21, 2019). "If you spend 20 years gaslighting your patients, perhaps you should think twice before accusing *them* of trolling *you*". Not the Science Bit. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
"Bias in research is "a systematic deviation of an observation from the true clinical state" (Sackett et al., 1986).
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.