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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 as principal researcher from the Australian Research Council, the National Health & Medical Research Council and Rotary International. She has also been a consultant to the World Health Organisation.

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 USA, 2008 – 2017)

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