PHIRE / RRT Trustees
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Currently a non-executive director of two food companies, Chair of the Nottingham University Samworth Academy and a trustee of the Princes Countryside Fund, Brian has continued his studies with the Open University, gaining a law degree and a Masters in Business Administration
Background: Born in Liverpool, Brian began his career in Wiltshire as a management trainee with Bowyers. He spent 12 years in Wiltshire before moving to Nottingham and joined Northern Foods as the Managing Director of a dedicated Marks & Spencer chilled food site. Five years later he was Managing Director of Pork Farms and was promoted to the Group Executive of Northern Foods.
His career progressed with Northern Foods until 1995 when he joined Samworth Brothers Ltd as a Director. He took over as CEO 12 months later. Brian grew Samworth Bros. from a £90M turnover business to an £800M turnover business, retiring in 2012.
He became Electrically Sensitive (E.S.) in 2000 and joined ES UK and the Radiation Research Trust (RRT) as a trustee to advance the recognition of E.S. and the dangers of electromagnetic radiation.
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Ms O’Connor has lectured at events organised by the RRT, met with MPs, MEP and other political leaders engaging and supporting parliamentary debates, questions and the Declaration to the European Parliament on the risks of exposure to electromagnetic fields resulting from the use of wireless technology. Eileen was also a speaker on a panel at the famed Commonwealth Club in San Francisco where American presidents and dignitaries have spoken through the years.
Ms O’ Connor has worked closely with the media for articles with national and International newspapers, radio and TV appearing and named in news reports such as Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Mail, magazines and appearing on Sky news, GMTV, This Morning, Irish TV, Russian TV, local TV and radio.
She took her message to the country by participating in the 2005 national ITV television show “Vote For Me”, coming in first runner-up. She “ran for MP” on the show every night for a week, using the platform that ‘health must be taken into consideration when siting a mast’.
Ms O’ Connor was invited to send her views to President Obama’s Cancer Panel for research into links with both nuclear and electro-magnetic radiation. Eileen was also invited to Russia as a guest of Professor Yury Grigoriev, Chairman for the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection where she learned about his concerns for the world with the proliferation of wireless technology.
Background: At the age of 38 Eileen O’Connor was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She knew instinctively there must be an environmental cause after discovering she was living in a cancer cluster surrounding a mobile phone mast. Eileen and her neighbour Lynn Insley formed the local action group – Seriously Concerned Residents against Masts (SCRAM). SCRAM surveyed homes surrounding the mast and compiled a list of diseases and symptoms present 7-years after the mast’s installation. SCRAM fought against the mast threatening the health of their families and neighbours until it was finally removed in 2003. This successful protest has paved the way for other communities to stand up for their human rights.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator style=”shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”101″ img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_border_circle_2″ css_animation=”fadeInRight”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″]
In 2008, she began researching biological effects of non-ionising radiation . This research included copious literature appraisal, conducting her own research via medical histories, medical examinations and provocation testing of those with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). She has provided expert witness statements regarding EHS, and been invited to discuss the public health concerns of radiation exposure at the highest political level both here in the UK, and in Europe. She has provided support for schools and parents who require advice to better protect the health of children and information and advice for doctors and their patients.
She formally transitioned from clinical medicine to full time research in 2015, and continues advise where appropriate and necessary. Given that the task of providing such support for ever growing numbers is escalating, she founded PHIRE (Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment) to facilitate education on a larger scale. The group already has international affiliations with medical doctors’ groups abroad and we are currently constructing best practice guidelines for Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) health for multiple settings.
Dr. Mallery-Blythe is a trustee for the Radiation Research Trust, a board Member of the Cellular Phone Task Force (CPTF) and Medical Advisor for Electrosensitivity UK (ES-UK)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator style=”shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row]