Dr Philip Nitschke PhD, MBBS, BSc (Hons) is the Founder and Direc- tor of Exit International. As the first doctor in the world to administer a legal, lethal, voluntary injection under Australia’s short-lived Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, Philip is a pioneer of the modern right to die movement globally.
Philip was awarded his doctorate in applied physics. He later became a graduate of Sydney Medical School.
With Fiona Stewart, Philip is author of Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (Penguin 2005, now republished). His autobiography, Damned If I Do (with Peter Corris) was published by Melbourne University Press in 2013.
Philip is the recipient of many rewards and honours including nine- time nominee for Australian of the Year. He lives in the Netherlands.
About Fiona Stewart
Dr Fiona Stewart PhD, MPolLaw, LLB, BA is a public health sociolo- gist and lawyer. Fiona has worked in a variety of fields including over a decade in academia. Fiona has also been a consultant to World Health Organization, a journalist, newspaper columnist, dot-com founder and media strategist. Fiona lives in the Netherlands.