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Dr Fiona Stewart

Fiona Stewart, PhD MPolLaw LLB (Hons) BA, is a public health sociologist & lawyer with a background spanning academia, online start-ups and the media.

Fiona has always maintained strong feminist beliefs in regards to euthanasia and assisted dying. With her legal background she has particular interest and expertise in areas such as the living will, advance directive and enduring power of attorney across various jurisdictions.

With a strong track-record in social science research, Fiona has been the recipient of research grants from the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, the Australian Research Council and the National Health & Medical Research Council.

Fiona is the co-author of four books:

  • Internet Communication and Qualitative Research (with Dr Chris Mann) (Sage, 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 USA, 2008 – 2016)

Fiona has published widely in both the mainstream press media and in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited collections.

In 2014, Fiona stood as a candidate for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party in the Victorian State Election where her region polled 0.77% of the vote for the Upper House Southern metropolitan region.

Dr Stewart lives in Europe with her husband and her Jack Russell, Henny Penny.