Abraham  Rudnick



Email: Abraham.rudnick@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-460-6225
Fax: 902-465-7684
Mailing Address: 
Operational Stress Injury Clinic (OSI)
100 Eileen Stubbs Avenue
Suite 210
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1Y6
Research Topics:
  • Bioethics
  • Person-Centered Mental Health Care
  • Philosophy of Health and Recovery
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Psychiatric/Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Smart Health Technology
  • Socio-Economic Factors

Related information

  • CV [PDF - 862KB]


  • BMedSc (Hebrew University)
  • MD (Hebrew University)
  • MPsych (Tel Aviv University)
  • PhD (Tel Aviv University)
  • MCIL (York University)
  • mMBA (York University)

Research interests

Professor Rudnick's interests include recovery of people with mental illness and related matters such as psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation and smart health technology, as well as ethics and other philosophical aspects of health care. His work is inter-professional and participatory, and involves mixed methods as well as conceptual and normative analysis. 

Selected publications  

  • Rudnick A, Roe D (editors). Serious Mental Illness: Person-Centered Approaches. London, UK: Radcliffe, 2011.
  • Rudnick A (editor). Bioethics in the 21st Century. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 2011 (open access).
  • Rudnick A (editor). Recovery of People with Mental Illness: Philosophical and Related Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Rudnick A, Forchuk C (editors). Social Science Methods in Health Research. New Delhi, India: Sage, 2017.
  • Akhtar N, Forchuk C, McKay K, Fisman S, Rudnick A. Handbook of Person-Centered Mental Health Care. Boston: Hogrefe, 2021.

Selected awards and honours

  • Recovery Research Pioneer Award, Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Readptation Psychosociale Canada, 2014
  • Michal Smith Research Award, Schizophrenia Society of Canada, 2015
  • Distinguished Fellowship, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, 2015
  • Fellowship, Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2016
  • Gold Medal, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, 2016
  • Distinguished Fellowship, Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2022

Service & Activity

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Research Canada
  • Inaugural Chair, Task Force on Racial and Indigenous Justice in Health Research and Related Innovation, Research Canada
  • Chair, Public Policy Committee, Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Co-Chair, Policy and Health Issues Committee, Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Member, Health and Public Policy Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada