Maria Feychting has a BA from the Department of Sociology, University of Stockholm (1983), and a PhD in medicine from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (1995). She is currently Professor of Epidemiology and deputy head of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet. Her research is focussed on environmental risk factors for chronic diseases, primarily cancer but also neurodegenerative diseases. She has been involved in epidemiological research on non-ionising radiation since 1987, covering both ELF and RF electromagnetic fields. She has a specific interest in both the environmental and genetic factors in adult and childhood brain tumour aetiology, as well as gene-environment interactions. She has been a member of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) since 2008, and participates in the work of the WHO EMF programme, as well as in other national and international scientific committees. She is scientific secretary of the independent scientific expert group on electromagnetic fields of the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority.
Last reviewed: 15 April 2010