School of Social and Political Science

Research project type

Bodies of Knowledge

Principal investigator

Principal investigator



Internet Use and Patient Activism in a Controversial Theory about Multiple Sclerosis

This project explores how the internet has and is being used by patients, practitioners and researchers in relation to Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), a proposed cause for the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

The aim is to develop a nuanced, contextually sensitive understanding of internet use on 'contested knowledge' in biomedicine, focusing on how online activities do or do not translate into changes to biomedical research priorities and funding as well as healthcare policy and practice.

Research themes

  • Studies of information and communication technology
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