Teaching & Research


I have substantial experience of planning and delivering teaching and training to a wide range of healthcare professionals, in Higher Education, NHS, small group and 1:1 settings, including Distance Learning. 

My experience has involved developing and running several Masters courses and numerous modules, lectures and presentations to healthcare professionals at all levels.   

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Specific courses I have developed and run include:

  • Basic medical statistics
  • Statistics refresher and revision sessions
  • GP trainee workshops, in preparation for AKT (Research, statistics & epidemiology)
  • Epidemiology
  • Health needs assessment
  • Evidence based practice
  • Healthcare evaluation
  • Critical appraisal
  • Health inequalities
  • General public health topics
  • Quantitative Research
  • Systematic reviewing
  • Clinical audit
  • Getting your research published


In an NHS and academic career spanning over 20 years, I have led and published a diverse range of public health related research projects, using various methodologies. 

My publications in peer-reviewed journals cover several areas of public health, including clinical epidemiology, evidence based healthcare, clinical quality, public mental health, health technology assessment, cancer clusters and mobile telecommunications, health information, primary care and conditions such as asthma angina and diabetes, plus vaccinations and outbreak management in communicable disease.

I am also Clinical Research Specialty Lead for Public Health, West Midlands NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Selected Publications:

Rose J, Crosbie M. Stewart A. A qualitative literature review exploring the drivers influencing antibiotic over-prescribing by GPs in primary care and recommendations to reduce unnecessary prescribing. Perspectives in Public Health 2019, DOI: 10.1177/1757913919879183.

Boath E, Good R, Tsaroucha A, Stewart T, Pitch S & Boughey AJ. Tapping your way to success: using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students. Social Work Education 2017, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2017.1297394

Aigbogun NW, Hawker JI, Stewart A. Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates in children with high-risk conditions - A systematic review. Vaccine 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.12.013

Atoyebi O, Stewart A, Sampson J. Use of Information Technology for Falls Detection and Prevention in the Elderly. Ageing International 2015; 40(3):277-299.

Boath, E., T. Stewart and C. Rolling. The impact of EFT and matrix reimprinting on the civilian survivors of war in Bosnia: A pilot study. Curr. Res. Psychol. 2014, 5: 65-73.

Randall J, Slater M, Stewart A, Pugh G, Lewis K, Levy C, Alessandri-Gray P. The Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Weight Management Interventions for Obesity in the UK: A Review and Meta-Regression Analysis. Open Journal of Medical Psychology 2014, 3:235-249.

Stewart A, Boath E, Carryer A, Walton I, Hill L. Can Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a service evaluation in Sandwell. Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care 2013;2:71-84.

Boath E, Stewart A, Carryer A. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for enhancing academic performance in University students. Innovative Practice in Higher Education 2013;1(3).

Fritzsche FR, Ramach C, Soldini D, Caduff R, Tinguely M, Cassoly E, Moch H, Stewart A. Occupational health risks of pathologists - results from a nationwide online questionnaire in Switzerland. BMC Public Health 2012 6;12(1):1054. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1054.

Tsaroucha A, Kingston P, Stewart A, Walton IJ, Corp N.  Assessing the effectiveness of the ‘Human Givens’ approach in treating depression: A quasi experimental study in primary care. Mental Health Review Journal 2012;17(2):90-103. 

Tsaroucha A, Kingston P, Corp N, Stewart A, Walton IJ. The Emotional Needs Audit (ENA): A report on its validity and reliability. Mental Health Review Journal 2012:17(2):81-89.

Stewart A, Coetzee N, Knapper E, Rajanaidu S, Iqbal Z, Duggal H. Public health action and mass chemoprophylaxis in response to a small meningococcal infection outbreak at a nursery in the West Midlands, England. Perspectives in Public Health 2012. DOI: 10.1177/1757913912439928.

Boath E, Stewart A, Carryer A. A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Staffordshire University, CPSI Monograph, Centre for Practice and Service Improvement, Staffordshire University 2012.

Boath E, Stewart A, Carryer A. Tapping for PEAS: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in reducing Presentation Expression Anxiety Syndrome (PEAS) in University students. Innovative Practice in Higher Education 2012;1(2).

Stewart A, Rao JN, Middleton JD, Pearmain P, Evans T. Mobile telecommunications and health: Report of an investigation into an alleged cancer cluster in Sandwell, West Midlands. Perspectives in Public Health 2012;132(6)299-304. 

Stewart A. Lifting the fog - bringing clarity to public health. Perspectives in Public Health 2010;130(6): 263-4.

Harding J, Walton I, Stewart A.  Can a local partnership approach improve the outcomes of people with diabetes?  The Tipton Action for Diabetes (TADPOLE) project.  Practical Cardiovascular Risk Management 2005;3(4): 12-15.

Stewart A, Catanzaro R.  Can Physician Assistants be effective in the UK?  Clinical Medicine 2005;5:344-8.

Paniagua H , Stewart A.  Medical care practitioners: introducing a new profession into the UK.  British Journal of Nursing 2005;14:405-8.

Bibby E, Stewart A.  The epidemiology of preterm birth.  Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2004,25;Suppl 1:43-7

Walton I, Harding J, Stewart A, Tunna K.  Project for the evaluation of asthma in Tipton schools (PEATS).  Quality in Primary Care. 2004;12:53-8.

Denley J, Rao JN, Stewart A.  How do patients rate the quality of consultations in primary care? A patient enablement survey from practices within a primary care trust in Sandwell.  Quality in Primary Care. 2003;11:181-8.

Stewart A, Rao J, Osho-Williams G, Fairfield M, Ahmad R.  Audit of primary care angina management in Sandwell.  Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. 2002;122(2):112-117.

Stewart A, Rao J.  Asian patients may receive inferior care (Letter).  BMJ 2002;325:659.

Burls A, Clark W, Stewart A, Preston C, Bryan S, Jefferson T, Fry-Smith A.  Zanamivir for the treatment of influenza in adults. Health Technol Assess. 2002;6(9).

Stewart A, Sandercock J, Bryan S, Hyde C, Barton PM, Fry-Smith A, et al.  The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of riluzole for motor neurone disease: a rapid and systematic review.  Health Technol Assess. 2001;5(2).

Stewart A, Cummins C, Gold L, Jordan R, Phillips W.  The effectiveness of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in menorrhagia: a systematic review.  British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2001;108:1-13.

Sandercock J, Burls A, Hyde C, Fry-Smith A, Barton P, Bryan S, Stewart A.  Riluzole for motor neurone disease (Letter).  BMJ 2001; 322:1305.

Stewart A, Rao JN.  Do Asians with diabetes in Sandwell receive inferior primary care? a retrospective cohort study.  Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. 2000;120(4):248-54.

Stewart A, Cummins C, Gold L, Jordan R, Phillips W.  The effectiveness of the Mirena Coil in menorrhagia.  The University of Birmingham. 1999.  DPHE Report Number 16.

Stewart A, Rao J, Osho-Williams G.  Requiem for a deceased PCAG.  Journal of Clinical Governance. 1999;7:4:202-3.

Lester R, Osho-Williams G, Matthews P, Stewart A, Riddington J, Rao JN, Andrews P. Improving venous leg ulcer care in Sandwell. Abstract of paper presented to Evidence-Supported Medicine Union Conference 12 March 1998.  Journal of Clinical Effectiveness 1998;3:41.

Rao JN, Mayne A, Osho-Williams G, Stewart A, Riddington J, Low D.  Clinical effectiveness in Sandwell – one District’s approach. Abstract of paper presented to Evidence-Supported Medicine Union Conference 12 March 1998.  Journal of Clinical Effectiveness 1998;3:41.

Stewart A.  Computer power - making clinical audit easier.  Audit in General Practice. 1996;4:6:18-20.