Scientist joins Sussex ME Society's advisory team

Dr Jessica Eccles
Dr Jessica Eccles

A scientist from the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust has joined the Sussex ME Society's Medical advisory team.

Dr Jessica Eccles, a Medical Research Council Training Fellow, is currently leading a research study at Sussex University exploring the brain-body interactions of people living with Myalgic encephalopathy(ME) and Fibromyalgia.

Colin Brace

Colin Brace

The Sussex ME Society cares for people with ME and Chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) that affects over 4,000 adults and children in Sussex.

The neurological disorder can cause physical and mental fatigue, confusion, difficulties with memory and concentration, muscle pain, mood disturbances and vision problems.

Colin Barton, chairman of the charity, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Eccles to our team of top doctors and scientists that advise us and are pleased to be assisting with the important studies being carried out at the university into this potentially life ruining illness.”

Dr Eccles is working alongside Dr Neil Harrison on the Sussex ME Society's advisory panel researching post-exertional malaise that is a key indicator for ME.

To find out more about the Sussex ME Society, visit: www.measussex.org.uk