Steve Topple is a freelance journalist and independent broadcaster living in the UK who previously wrote for The Canary. Mr Topple has written a number of articles about chronic illness, disability, and ME/CFS. Steve Topple has been critical of both the PACE trial and the media coverage of opposition to the PACE trial and psychosocial models of ME/CFS.
Criticism of the PACE trial[edit | edit source]
Criticism of media bias in favor of the PACE trial[edit | edit source]
Steve Topple has highlighted the bias of the Science Media Centre's information and briefings in support of the PACE trial and other controversial ME/CFS research following the same biopsychosocial model. He has highlighted the influence of the SMC on specific journalists and news publishers, including the BBC, The Times, the Daily Mail and Kate Kelland at Reuters.
NICE guidelines review[edit | edit source]
Mr Topple strongly advocated for changes to the 2007 NICE guidelines for ME/CFS used in England and Wales, and protested against NICE's August 2021 decision to "pause" the publishing the final guidelines.
The Chronic Collaboration[edit | edit source]
In August 2021, Mr Topple helped to found The Chronic Collaboration, which campaigns against the psychologization of ME/CFS and for improvements in the UK's treatment of chronically ill patients.
Articles[edit | edit source]
- Mar 18, 2019 - Here’s how to begin winning the PACE trial war
- Mar 18, 2019 - The Twisted Reason the Media have Waged War on Chronically Ill and Disabled People
- Mar 18, 2019 - Don't be fooled - PACE trial was an abusive war on chronically ill and disabled people
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- PACE trial
- The Chronic Collaboration
- Intimidation and bullying of PACE trial critics
- Ethical issues
- Science Media Centre
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Topple, Steve. "Mr Topple". Mr Topple. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
- Topple, Steve (March 22, 2018). "The mainstream medical community just declared war on people living with ME". The Canary. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
- Topple, Steve (March 18, 2019). "Don't be fooled: PACE trial was an abusive war on chronically ill and disabled people". Mr Topple. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
- Topple, Steve (March 18, 2019). "The twisted reason the media have waged war on chronically ill and disabled people". Mr Topple. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
bias Bias in research is "a systematic deviation of an observation from the true clinical state". (Learn more: me-pedia.org)