Jessica is a national therapy leader in the field of CFS/ME, and was nominated to participate in this clinic by the Association of Young People with ME (AYME: see link). She is respected by professionals and patients for her contribution to research, and for work on NICE guideline development. She is also known and held in high regard for her teaching to therapists, both inside and outside NHS services nationwide.
She trained and supervised a team of research therapists as a therapy leader in the PACE research trial for CFS/ME. Jessica is committed to ensuring that Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) is understood well and delivered with care. She is a stand for those participating in GET programmes being supported by making changes at the right pace for them, and in particular that participants of GET programmes remain in control of a collaborative process with the therapist.
Jessica is on the BACME (British Association of CFS/ME) Executive Committee and training sub-groups, and frequently delivers presentations and workshops in the field.
Jessica is Founder and Managing Director of Vitality360, and leads a multi-disciplinary team that supports people outside the NHS to access evidence-based rehabilitation programmes. In particular, she supports people retuning to work or study, and leads her team in maximising health and vitality. She works for the NHS, teaching and supervising IAPT therapists in the delivery of Graded Exercise Therapy for people with persistent physical symptoms.