Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, founder of PHIRE, is a UK trained medical doctor with a decade of experience within hospital medicine of various disciplines within multiple countries. Emergency Trauma Medicine is her area of expertise in hospital, and in training for this specialty she has a broad base of medical experience including surgery, anaesthesiology, obstetrics, paediatrics and intensive care (both neonatal and adult). She has worked in hospital emergency rooms, led trauma teams, taught on trauma medicine courses throughout the UK and abroad and was selected to instruct doctors on teaching within medicine for Advanced Truama and Life Support (ATLS).
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 also a trustee for the Radiation Research Trust and Medical Advisor for Electrosensitivity UK (ES-UK)