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Professor Tony Stewart

  • Job title: Emeritus Professor
  • Department: Health and Social Care


I was Professor in Public Health here, prior to retiring in 2016

Additionally, I am a qualified and experienced NHS Consultant in Public Health and Public Health academic. Previous posts include founding a Master of Public Health award at a West Midlands University, as well as working as a systematic reviewer.

I have published many research papers, as well as textbooks on clinical audit, medical statistics and epidemiology. My textbook “Basic Statistics and Epidemiology” won first prize in the 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards, Basis of Medicine category.



Stewart A. Basic epidemiology and statistics. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford & New York 2002 (2nd ed. 2007; 3rd ed. 2010, 4th ed. in preparation). Winner of the ‘Basis of Medicine’ category in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2011.

Stewart A, Rao JN. Clinical audit and Epi Info. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford & New York 2003.

Stewart T. Getting started with clinical audit. Brixton Books, London 1997.

Research and other papers

Aigbogun NW, Hawker JI, Stewart A. Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates in children with high-risk conditions - A systematic review. Vaccine (2015)

Atoyebi O, Stewart A, Sampson J. Use of Information Technology for Falls Detection and Prevention in the Elderly. Ageing International 2014. DOI 10.1007/s12126-014-9204-0.

Boath, E., T. Stewart and C. Rolling, 2014. 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.

Boath, EH. Stewart, A & Carryer, A (2013) Is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as effective with Complementary therapy students as Sport Science students? Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment 2013, DOI: 10.9769.EPJ.2013.5.2.EB.AC.AS.SU

Stewart A, Boath E, Carryer A, Walton I, Hill L, Phillips D, Dawson K. Can Matrix Reimprinting be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions in a public health setting? Results of a U.K. pilot study. Energy Psychology 2013. DOI: 10.9769.EPJ.2013.5.1.AS.EB.AC.IW.LH.DP.KD

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.

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.

Conferences and Keynote Presentations

Supporting Breastfeeding to Achieve Public Health Outcomes. Inter-professional Midwife and Health Visitor Student Conference, Stafford, June 2014.

Health Inequalities – will we ever close the gap? Health and Wellbeing - Strategies, Research and Challenges, Stoke-on-Trent 2014.

Can emotional freedom techniques (EFT) be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Recovery Focused Conference: Engagement in Life – Promoting Wellbeing and Mental Health, Bournemouth 2013 and Mental Health and Wellbeing - How could we do better?, Chester 2013 .

The effectiveness of non-surgical weight management interventions delivered in the UK. Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, Warwick 2013.

BMD in patients with low trauma fractures: who may benefit from anti-resorptive therapy? European League Against Rheumatism, Annual Congress, Vienna 2005.

The effectiveness of the Mirena Coil in menorrhagia. The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London 2001.

Do Asians With Diabetes in Sandwell Receive Inferior Care and Have Worse Outcomes? St Vincent Declaration Primary Care Diabetes Group - Third National Conference, Istanbul 1999.

Improving venous leg ulcer care in Sandwell. Evidence-Supported Medicine Union Conference, Birmingham 1998.

Clinical effectiveness in Sandwell – one District’s approach. Evidence-Supported Medicine Union Conference, Birmingham 1998.