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:
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 is the final part of the Wounded trilogy:
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:
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
et al., 2018, Paediatric blast injury: challenges and priorities., Lancet Child Adolesc Health, Vol:2, Pages:310-311
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