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Dr. Abraham (Rami) Rudnick is a certified psychiatrist and a PhD-trained philosopher. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and an Associate Member in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University. He is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief as well as a staff psychiatrist at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, both at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian Certified Physician Executive and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. He is a Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and the founder of the Canadian Unit of the International Network of a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. He is a recipient of the pioneer award in recovery research granted by Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) / Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada, a recipient of the Michael Smith research award granted by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, and a Distinguished Fellow of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare as well the Chair of its Mental Health Special Interest Group.

Featured Publications

Rudnick A, Roe D (eds). Serious Mental Illness: Person-Centered Approached. London: Radcliffe, 2011.

Rudnick A (ed). Bioethics in the 21st Century. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech (open access), 2011.

Rudnick A (ed). Recovery of People with Mental Illness: Philosophical and Related Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


  • MD, Hebrew University, 1990
  • Psychiatry, Tel Aviv University, 1999
  • PhD (Philosoph), Tel Aviv University, 1999

Research Areas

  • Administrative Psychiatry
  • Collaborative Mental Health Care
  • Ethics
  • General Psychiatry
  • Philosophy
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Schizophrenia

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