Malcolm Hooper

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Malcolm Hooper is Professor Emeritus of Medicine Chemistry at the University of Sunderland in the UK and an advocate for people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He chaired the Invest in ME International ME Conference in London in 2008, 2010 and 2011.[1]

His numerous articles on ME, many of which were in collaboration with Margaret Williams, were mostly published on MEActionUK but can now be found here. A passionate critic of psychological theories and treatments for ME, his articles illustrate how the "Wessely School" have ignored the biomedical science on ME/CFS for almost 30 years.

Professor Hooper is also the President and Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK National Gulf Veterans and Families Association.

PACE trial criticism[edit | edit source]

Professor Hooper was the principal author of the 442 page report: Magical Medicine: How to Make a Disease Disappear, a scathing criticism of the PACE trial released a year before the first results of the trial were published in the Lancet in 2011. This was followed up by numerous other articles listed below, including a formal Complaint to The Lancet, letters to the Medical Research Council, politicians, etc.

PACE Trial Key Dates and Chronology of Complaint

Open Letter to Richard Horton, Lancet, 4/15/16 Dr. Hooper wrote an open letter on April 15, 2016 to Dr. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet regarding PACE trial and stating "Although not within your personal remit, subsequent papers flowing from it and purporting to validate the initial findings of the PACE study also need to be retracted..."

Prof Hooper gave a talk to the Academy of Nutritional Medicine (AONM) on 19 November 2017 called 'Off the PACE' about the PACE trial.[2][3]

NICE guidelines criticism[edit | edit source]

Professor Hooper has written a number of articles critical of the NICE guideline review process which resulted in the controversial 2007 NICE guidelines used by the NHS. Hooper and Reid (2006) documented the issues with the expert evidence used in the NICE guidelines, which was produced by the University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD).[4]

Major articles[edit | edit source]

Journal articles[edit | edit source]

  • 2007, Myalgic encephalomyelitis: a review with emphasis on key findings in biomedical research[6]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Invest in ME Research - UK Charity for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Homepage". Retrieved Feb 12, 2019. 
  2. Hooper, Malcolm (Nov 19, 2017). "OFF THE PACE CMIs, BPS, PACE, GUIDELINES and CONSEQUENCES (PowerPoint)" (PDF). 
  3. Hooper, Malcolm (Nov 2017). "OFF THE PACE: CMIs, BPS, PACE, GUIDELINES and CONSEQUENCES (Notes)" (PDF). 
  4. Hooper, Malcolm; Reid, Horace (Jan 2006). "Inadequacy of the York (2005) Systematic Review of the CFS/ME Medical Evidence Base" (PDF). Retrieved Feb 14, 2019. 
  5. Hooper, Malcolm (Feb 12, 2020). "Magical Medicine: How to Make a Disease Disappear" (PDF). Contributions from members of the ME community. Researched by Margaret Williams. 
  6. Hooper, Malcolm (May 2007), "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: a review with emphasis on key findings in biomedical research", Journal of Clinical Pathology, 60 (5): 466–471, doi:10.1136/jcp.2006.042408 
  7. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC1". Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  8. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC3". Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  9. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC5 International ME Conference 2010". Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  10. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC6 International ME Conference 2011". Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 

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