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Dr Fiona Stewart

Sociologist & Lawyer Fiona Stewart, PhD MPolLaw LLB (Hons) BA, is second author of the Peaceful Pill Handbook.

Prior to collaborating with Dr Philip Nitschke, Fiona had a career background in academia, online start-ups and after that in the media.

As a feminist, Fiona believes that euthanasia and assisted dying are both strong women’s issues.

In addition to working in the university sector, Fiona gained PhD funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council and after that she won a large research grant as principal researcher from the Australian Research Council (with Professor Bryan Turner). Similarly, she also won funding from Rotary International.

Moreover, Fiona was a consultant to the World Health Organisation.

Fiona’s doctorate at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (La Trobe University) was supervised by Professor Doreen Rosenthal & the late Dr Anthony Smith.

Fiona has published widely in both the mainstream media and in addition in academic journals and edited collections.

Fiona lives in Amsterdam.

Fiona Stewart is the co-author of four books:

  • Internet Communication and Qualitative Research (with Dr Chris Mann) (Sage, London 2000)
  • Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (with Dr Philip Nitschke, Penguin, 2005)
  • The Peaceful Pill Handbook (Exit International USA, 2006)
  • The Peaceful Pill eHandbook (Exit International, 2008 – 2021)

Sociologist & Lawer Dr Fiona Stewart

Sociologist & Lawyer Dr Fiona Stewart