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Research: ME/CFS people and Second Life

Monday 28 September 2009

SurveyWe have a policy of supporting research into ME/CFS. We encourage members to be involved if they can.

The most recent contact we have had about research is from Dr Mike Kent from the School of Media Communication & Culture at Murdoch University. Dr Kent's current research is centred around Second Life, a user-created 3D virtual world community.

Dr Kent says:

I am writing seeking your help in a research project working with people with ME/CFS. Currently I am working with Dr Kirsty Best at Murdoch University on a project called "Isolation, illness and the Internet: Exploring the possibility of a second life for sufferers of ME". This project has been funded through a Discovery Grant from the Australian Research Council.

The project is exploring if the online virtual world of Second Life can be used to help ease the isolation experienced by people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalopathy by providing an alternate place to make and maintain social networks and also to seek out information about their condition.

If you are interested, Dr Kent can be contacted via email ( or his mobile phone 0412 442 808.



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