In 2003, Stuart lost his right leg below the knee after stepping on a landmine while working for the BBC covering the Iraq War.
The BBC cameraman he was working with, Kaveh Golestan, was killed in the incident: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2930063.stm
Determined to turn the tragedy into a positive event, Stuart not only returned to work at the BBC as a World Affairs Producer but also became a high profile campaigner against landmines and a patron of the Manchester-based charity, the Mines Advisory Group.
Since his accident he has continued to travel the world for BBC News using his prosthetic leg and has also frequently reported for the BBC on the challenges faced by other landmine survivors who have lost limbs in countries like Lebanon and Cambodia.
He has also recently begun speaking publicly about the psychological impact faced by journalists who report from warzones, based on his own experience of suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. CR