Having studied literature and drama at university, Stuart embarked on a runaway career in the theatre. Despite working with quite a few younger versions of actors who went on to become big names, his own theatrical career eventually ran away and he moved into producing radio drama at the BBC.
Stuart’s subsequent adventures on the distant planets of television, film and publishing proved initially seductive, but ultimately fickle. That is, until a rather hard-core encounter brought Stuart in touch with the wonderful world of the NHS. A new beginning ensued, with an interest in closer integration of mental and physical health and involving the patient experience in medical training.