Dr Alex Stewart
Dr Alex Stewart has retired from his Consultant post in Health Protection in the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health England Centre. Previously, he worked for many years in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, where his interest in iodine deficiency developed. He is particularly interested in the links between the environmental distribution of iodine and the deficiency disorders.
Virginia Murray, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Alex G. Stewart: Global disasters and risk reduction strategies. In: Ghebrehewet S, Stewart AG, Baxter D, et al. [eds]. Health Protection, Principles and practice. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2016.
Saikat SQ, Carter JE, Mehra A, Smith B, Stewart AG. Goitre and environmental iodine deficiency in the UK – Derbyshire: a review. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 2004; 26: 395-401. http://www.springerlink.com/content/w5vr6242124q3p12/?MUD=MP
Stewart AG, Carter J, Parker A, Alloway BJ. The illusion of environmental iodine deficiency. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 2003; 25: 165-170. http://www.springerlink.com/content/w5vr6242124q3p12/
Carter JE, Stewart AG. Environmental geochemistry and health: integrated medical and geochemical studies – iodine as an example. (editorial) Journal of the Geological Society, 2000; 157: 835-836. http://jgs.geoscienceworld.org/content/157/4/835.extract
Stewart AG, Pharoah POD. Clinical and epidemiological correlates of iodine deficiency disorders. In: Appleton JD, Fuge R, McCall GJH [eds]. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. London: Geological Society Special Publication No 113, 1996; 223-230. http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/113/1/223.abstract
Stewart AG. Drifting continents and endemic goitre in northern Pakistan. BMJ, 1990; 300 (): 1507-12. http://www.bmj.com/content/300/6738/1507.pdf%2Bhtml
Johnson C, Fordyce F, Stewart A. What do YOU mean by iodine deficiency? A geochemical perspective. IDD Newsletter. May 2003, 29-31. International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). http://www.iccidd.org/media/IDD%20Newsletter/1991-2006/may2003.htm#g
Fordyce FM, Stewart AG, Ge X, Jiang J-J, Cave M. Environmental controls in IDD: a case study in the Xinjiang Province of China. British Geological Survey Technical Report, CR/01/45N. Nottingham: British Geological Survey. http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/8355/1/CR03058N.pdf
Johnson CC, Fordyce FM, Stewart AG. Environmental controls in iodine deficiency disorders. Project summary report. British Geological Survey Technical Report CR/03/058N. Nottingham: British Geological Survey, 2003. http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/8355/1/CR03058N.pdf
Stewart AG. Iodine and Thyroid Status of Berber Children in the High Atlas Mountain Area of Morocco. Unpublished report for British Geological Survey, 2003.
Johnson CC, Fordyce FM, Stewart AG. Environmental control in iodine deficiency disorder – what do we really know? IDD Newsletter. November 1999, 56-57. International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). http://www.iccidd.org/media/IDD%20Newsletter/1991-2006/nov1999.htm#a5
Stewart AG. Plate tectonics, environmental iodine and the iodine deficiency disorders. Mineralogical Society Bulletin, 1995: No 106, April: 9-13.
Glaciation and leaching do not cause iodine deficiency disorders; rethinking environmental iodine deficiency. World Iodine Association, Pisa, Italy, 2017
Global and local sources of the violet vapour: environmental knowledge and health perceptions Keynote address: Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Newcastle, UK, 2014.
Iodine deficiency and sufficiency affects understanding as well as health. Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK, 2014.
Environmental iodine and the iodine deficiency disorders: where is the deficiency? Keynote address: 17th congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, Ghent, Belgium, 2013.
Challenges in environmental geochemistry and health: health and its costs? Keynote address: 9th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry. Aveiro, Portugal, 2012.
Thyroid disease in the human population: the role of iodine. Hills Global Symposium, The rise and fall of thyroxine. Barcelona, 2012.
Iodine Deficiency Disorders: a healthy respect for environmental science (updated). Edge Hill University Geography Department Research Group. 2011.
Iodine Deficiency Disorders: a healthy respect for environmental science. University of the West of Scotland Environmental Research Group, Paisley, 2009.
Stewart AG. Worsley A. Seeing iodine as a biophile element: rethinking soil iodine: questions from health to environment. Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health, Ormskirk, 2011 (presentation).
Stewart AG, Worsley A. Relating global iodine distribution to IDD: questions for multi-professional research. Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health, Toulouse, France, 2013 (poster)
Stewart AG. Time for a new paradigm: a re-examination of the environmental determinants of iodine deficiency using the source-pathway-receptor approach. HPA Annual Conference, Warwick , 2010 (poster)
Stewart AG. The challenge of mixtures. Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health / International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (joint conference), Dublin, 2009 (presentation).
Stewart AG, Saikat S, Mehra A, Carter J. Is soil always truly iodine deficient as a cause of IDD (iodine deficiency disorders)? Potential for an environmental contribution to the control of IDD. Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health / International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (joint conference), Dublin, 2009 (Poster).