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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 believing both are very much feminist issues.

In academia, Fiona was the recipient of research grants as principal researcher from the Australian Research Council (large grant with Professor Bryan Turner), the National Health & Medical Research Council and Rotary International. She has also been a consultant to the World Health Organisation.

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

Fiona lives in Amsterdam with Philip Nitschke and their dog, Henny Penny.

Fiona 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 – 2019)