Salus Fatigue Foundation is currently working in partnership with Professor Julia Newton of Newcastle University.

Professor Newton is working with the Foundation to research the work of group based activities supporting people with C.F.S./M.E./Fibromyalgia and related conditions.

‘My research programme focuses upon the integrity of the autonomic nervous system in health and disease, specifically the role of autonomic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of fatigue and its clinical consequences, namely cognitive impairment. Examining the integrity of the ANS in humans is established in my physiology laboratory using relatively simple, inexpensive, non-invasive technologies that allow evaluation of a wide range of parameters that will within the foreseeable future (i.e. in my career life time) be readily transferable into therapeutic interventions for patients. Developing and validating novel methodologies to determine subtle abnormalities in autonomic dysfunction and its consequences is the major aim of my research.’

Professor Julia Newton: Director – Newcastle Academic Health Partners, Clinical Professor of Ageing & Medicine, Deputy Medical Director – Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Medical Director – Academic Health Science Network: North East & North Cumbria