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Commissioned and funded by New Zealand College Of Midwives in 2004/2005 to carry out a national survey of midwives to find out their experiences and thoughts of mentoring. The resulting report has been used extensively to inform the NZCOM and NZ Ministry of Health national mentoring framework for midwives.
  • Stewart, S. & Wootton, R. 2005. Mentoring and New Zealand midwives: a survey of mentoring practice amongst registered midwives who are members of the New Zealand College of Midwives. NZCOM: Christchurch.
  • Stewart, S. Computer‐Mediated Social Networking for Mentoring of Health Professionals. Computer-mediated social networking. Eds: Maryam Purvis and Bastion Tony Roy Savarimuthu. Springer-Verlag: Berlin.
  • Stewart, S. (2008). CMC and mentoring in the health professions. Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication. Eds: Sigrid Kelsey & Kirk St. Amont. Publisher: Idea Group Reference.
  • Caffery, L; Stewart, S; Smith, A. (2007). An analysis of the security and privacy of email messages used in e-mentoring. **Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare**, Vol. 13, Supp. 3, Dec. 2007 , pp. 24-26(3)
  • Stewart, S. & McLoughlin, C. (2007). Design features of an e-mentoring system for the health professionals: Choosing to learn in partnership. In ICT:Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ascilite Singapore 2007.
  • Stewart, S. (2006). A pilot study of email in an e-mentoring relationship. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12, (3): 83-85.
  • Stewart, S & Wootton, R. (2005). The practice and potential of e-mentoring for New Zealand midwives. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 11(Suppl. 2). S2: 90–92.

Masters Research

Completed MA Midwifery in 2002 at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Thesis explored New Zealand midwives' use of the Internet.

  • Stewart, S. (2006). Delivering the goods: Midwives use of the Internet. In M. Murero & R. Rice (Eds.) The Internet and Healthcare. Mahwah, Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Stewart, S. (2006). Practical considerations for Internet research. British Journal of Midwifery, 14 (9): 527-529.
  • Stewart, S. (2005). Caught in the web: an over view of e-health and midwifery practice. British Journal of Midwifery, 13(9). 546-550.
  • Stewart, S. (2003). Midwives in New Zealand and their use of Internet resources. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, September, 13 (3). 302-305.
  • Wickham, S., & Stewart, S. (2001). Web research . . . the final frontier? MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, March 11 (3). 28-31.