Stewart Asquith 1948 - 2009
Stewart Asquith, highly respected partner, colleague and friend, passed away 13 April. We are very sorry to have lost an important resource to the international academic child rights community and to the Childwatch International Research network.
Stewart Asquith, academic and children's rights activist, passed away 13 April of this year.
Stewart Asquith was involved with the Childwatch International Research Network since the the mid-nineties, as a part of the Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society. He was a driving force for international collaboration on children's rights. Early in his contact with Childwatch International, he collaborated closely with researchers in Eastern Europe, lately with a focus on children in rural areas. He initiated and coordinated the Childwatch Rural Childhood study group, until his multiple myeloma made it difficult for him to continue. He kept up his involvement in the project, and was eager to keep in touch with the network through the Centre for Rural Childhood at the University of the Highlands.
The members and staff of Childwatch International will remember Stewart's friendly, open and diplomatic ways, as well as his insightful and enthusiastic work to promote children's rights from an academic perspective. Childwatch International has benefited from Stewart's involvement and we feel privileged to have worked with him during these years.
Read the obituary in the Scotsman, dated 15 April 2009.