Imperial College London

DrEmilyMayhew

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Researcher
 
 
 
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Location

 

Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Dr Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is historian in residence in the Department of Bioengineering, working primarily with the researchers and staff of The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies, and a Research Fellow in the Division of Surgery within the Department of Surgery and Cancer.  She is based jointly in the Department of Bioengineering and at the Chelsea and Westminster campus.

(Or, as a colleague put it recently when he introduced me: "this is Emily.  She's a historian. It's complicated.")

Emily is the Imperial Lead on the Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership, part of the Centre for Blast Injury Studies network.  To read about the work of the Partnership, please click here:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/blast-injury/research/networks/the-paediatric-blast-injury-partnership/

The Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual can also be downloaded from here as a word-searchable PDF.

Her book on casualties from the recent war in Afghanistan, and the meaning of their survival for all those suffering from severe trauma is out now:

A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond.

A Heavy Reckoning is the final part of the Wounded trilogy:

The Guinea Pig Club: Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War Two.

Wounded: the Long Journey Home from the Great War

She is currently working on War, Pestilence, Famine and Death: The Four Horsemen and those who seek to save us. (riverrun, 2020)  

She is represented by the truly fantastic Imogen Pelham of Marjacq Scripts: 

http://www.marjacq.com/imogen-pelham.html

 


Publications

Journals

Mayhew E, Milwood Hargrave J, Bull A, et al., Blast injuries in children: a mixed-methods narrative review., Bmj Paediatrics Open, ISSN:2399-9772

Mayhew E, 2019, Eglantyne Jebb and the war against children, The Lancet, Vol:393, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1928-1929

Mayhew E, 2018, Defiant gardens: from Helmand to Headley Court, The Lancet, Vol:392, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:114-115

Bull A, Mayhew E, Reavley P, et al., 2018, Paediatric blast injury: challenges and priorities., Lancet Child Adolesc Health, Vol:2, Pages:310-311

Roocroft N, Mayhew E, Frankland AW, et al., 2016, Flight Lieutenant Peach’s observations on Burning Feet Syndrome in Far Eastern Prisoners of War 1942-45, Qjm-an International Journal of Medicine, Vol:110, ISSN:1460-2725, Pages:131-139

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