Matthew Hunt

Academic title(s): 


Matthew Hunt
Contact Information

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

Mailing Address: 3654 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 for Research on Ethics

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, Biomedical Ethics Unit
Associate Member, Institute for Health and Social Policy
Associate Member, Division of Experimental Medicine

Associate Member, Department of Family Medicine

Associate Member, Institute for Health Sciences Education


Selected publications: 


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. Viewing humanitarian project closure through the lens of an ethics of the temporary. Disaster Prevention and Management. Early online

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.

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.

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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