Matthew Hunt

Academic title(s): 


Matthew Hunt
Contact Information

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Mailing Address: 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

514-398-4400 Ext 00289
Email address: 
matthew.hunt1 [at]
Professor; Chercheur régulier, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain; Centre de recherche en éthique

Post-doctoral fellow, Centre for Research on Ethics, University of Montreal
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of McMaster University
PhD in Experimental Medicine - McGill
MSc in Experimental Medicine (Specialization in Bioethics) - McGill
BSc in Physical Therapy - McGill

Teaching areas: 

POTH 609 Qualitative research in rehabilitation science

Ethics teaching across the undergraduate and professional Master’s OT and PT curricula

Current research: 

Research Interests:

Ethics of rehabilitation care and institutions
Humanitarian practice and policy
Disability and health equity


Professional activities: 


Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation

Researcher, Centre for Research on Ethics

Responsable d'axe Éthique, Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec

Associate Member, Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy, School of Population and Global Health

Associate Member, Department of Family Medicine

Associate Member, Division of Experimental Medicine

Associate Member, Institute for Health Sciences Education


Selected publications: 


Hunt, Matthew, Isabel Munoz Beaulieu*, Handreen Mohamed Saeed. (2023). What does ‘closing well’ entail for humanitarian project data? Seven questions as humanitarian health projects are (being) closed or handed over. Journal of Humanitarian Affairs. 5(2): 13-23

Eckenwiler, Lisa, Matthew Hunt (co-first authors), Elyse Conde, Jan Joy Louise Crismo, Shelley-Rose Hyppolite, Mayfourth Luneta, Isabel Munoz Beaulieu, Handreen Mohammed Saeed, Lisa Schwartz. (2023). Viewing humanitarian project closure through the lens of an ethics of the temporary. Disaster Prevention and Management. 31(2): 311-22.

Mak, Susanne, Matthew Hunt, Serena Speranza Riccio, Saleem Razack, Kelly Root, Aliki Thomas. (2023). Attrition and retention of rehabilitation professionals: a scoping review. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. Early online.

Brahimi, Lilia, Gautham Krishnaraj, John Pringle, Lisa Schwartz, Dónal O’Mathúna, Matthew Hunt. (2023). The Ethics of Humanitarian Innovation: Mapping Values Statements and Engaging with Value-Sensitive Design. Canadian Journal of Bioethics. 6(2):1-10.

Shikako, Keiko, Raphael Lencucha, Matthew Hunt, Sébastien Jodoin-Pilon, Ananya Chandra, Anna Katalifos, Miriam Gonzalez, Sakiko Yamaguchi, Roberta Cardoso, Mayada Elsabbagh, Anne Hudon, Rachel Martens, Derrick Cogburn, Ash Seth, Genevieve Currie, Christiane Roth, Brittany Finlay, Jennifer Zwicker. (2023). Children with disabilities in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of COVID-19 policies through a disability rights lens. Children. 10(6): 942

Mohamed, Amina, Manpreet Virdi, Janeki Roux, Danny Liu, Matthew Hunt, Sidhiprada Mohapratra (2023). Community-Based Rehabilitation in Settings of Armed Conflict, Natural Disaster, or Mass Displacement: A Scoping Review. Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development. 33(4): 44-68.

Seth, Ashish, Brittany Finlay, Genevieve Currie, Anne Hudon, Raphael Lencucha, Matthew Hunt, David Nicholas, Keiko Shikako, Jennifer Zwicker. (2023). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pan-Canadian Perspectives from Parents and Caregivers of Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 37(2):122-132.

Schwartz, Lisa, Elysée Nouvet, Sonya de Laat, Rachel Yantzi, Olive Wahoush, Wejdan Khater, Emmanuel Musoni Rwililiza, Ibraheen Abu-Siam, Gautham Krishnaraj, Takliq Amir, Kevin Bezanson, Corinne Schuster Wallace, Oumou Bah Sow, Alpha Ahmadou Diallo, Fatoumata Binto Diallo, Laurie Elit, Carrie Bernard, Matthew Hunt (2023). Aid when ‘there is nothing left to offer’: Experiences of palliative care and palliative care needs in humanitarian crises. PLoS Global Public Health. 3(2): e0001306.

Cleaver, Shaun, Raphael Lencucha, Virginia Bond, Matthew Hunt. (2023) Competing (ac)counts of disability: situating prevalence studies in Zambian disability policy-making. Disability Studies Quarterly. 42 (3-4):

Regalado, Isabelly, Ana Lindquist, Egmar Longo, Raphael Lencucha, Matthew Hunt, Aliki Thomas, André Bussières, Jill Boruff, Keiko Shikako. (2023). Knowledge translation in rehabilitation settings in low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries: a scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation. 45(2): 376-390.

Currie, Genevieve, Brittany Finlay, Ashish Seth, Christiane Roth, David Nicholas, Keiko Thomas, Lucy Lach, Matthew Hunt, Mayada Elsabbagh, Anne Hudon, Sébastien Jodoin, Jennifer Zwicker (2022). Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19: Perspectives from Parents with Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health & Well-being. 17(1): 1-15.

Mak, Susanne, Matthew Hunt, Marco Zaccagnini, Jill Boruff, Aliki Thomas. Exploring professional identity in rehabilitation professions: a scoping review (2022). Advances in Health Sciences Education. 27:793-815.

Redwood-Campbell, Lynda, Neha Arora, Matthew Hunt, Lisa Schwartz, Meredith Vanstone, Alex Hildebrand, Simran Sharma, Salim Sohani. (2022) Domestic application of lessons learned by Canadian healthcare professionals working in international disaster settings: a qualitative research study. CMAJ Open. 10(1): e213-219. DOI:10.9778/cmajo.20210127

Nouvet, Elysée, Matthew Hunt, Lisa Schwartz. (2022). “Is There Anything Else You Would Like to Add?”: The Ethics of (Not) Addressing Research Participants' Top Concerns in Public Health Emergency Health Research. Frontiers in Public Health. 10:796414.

Wang, Ning, Markus Christen, Matthew Hunt, Nikola Biller-Adorno. (2022). Supporting value sensitivity in the humanitarian use of drones through an ethics assessment framework. International Review of the Red Cross. 104 (919): 1397-1428

Schuster-Wallace, Corinne, Elysée Nouvet, Isaac Rigby, Gautham Krishnaraj, Sonya de Laat, Lisa Schwartz, Matthew Hunt. (2022). Culturally sensitive palliative care in humanitarian action: lessons from a critical interpretive synthesis of culture in palliative care literature. Palliative and Supportive Care. 20(4):582-592.


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