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Richard Matthews


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 34 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Research interests


  • Violence
  • Colonialism
  • Medical ethics
  • Health ethics with Indigenous peoples

I have published a book The Absolute Violation: why torture must be prohibited, as well as a variety of articles on medical ethics, torture, and social justice and music education. 

External positions

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northern Ontario School of Medicine


Assistant Professor, The King's University


Assistant Professor, Brandon University


Assistant Professor, Mount Allison University


Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland


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Research Output

  • 34 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Newspaper Article

Health ethics and Indigenous ethnocide

Matthews, R., Sep 2019, In : Bioethics. 33, 7, p. 827-834 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The cultural erosion of indigenous people in health care

Matthews, R., 16 Jan 2017, In : CMAJ. 189, 2, p. E78-E79 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Beyond toleration - Facing the other

    Matthews, R. S., 2015, The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education. Benedict, C., Schimidt, P., Spruce, G. & Woodford, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 238-249 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • Privilege, torture and nonkilling

    Matthews, R. S., 2013, Nonkilling Security and the State. Pim, J. E. (ed.). Honolulu, p. 279-293 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 859 Downloads (Pure)


    Daryl Pullman

    Richard Matthews (Host)

    29 Sep 201812 Oct 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Racism in healthcare

    Richard Matthews (Speaker)

    13 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture (Journal)

    Richard Matthews (Reviewer)

    Mar 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Board Member

    Press / Media

    Misguided defence of U.S. torture regime

    Richard Matthews


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment