Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Elysée Nouvet

Elysée Nouvet

PhD (York), M.A. (London), M.A. (Concordia)

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact


Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University CRL-218
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON  L8S 4K1, Canada

Academic Interests

Elysée Nouvet isan Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact and a Domain Planner (Ethics and Moral Reasoning) with the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Her research and teaching interests include politics and ethics of care, global health, medical anthropology, research ethics, and qualitative methods. She has collaborated and led numerous qualitative and visual projects in Nicaragua, Nepal, and Canada united in their attention to how cultural, social, and political norms and values inform the distribution and experiences of disease, well-being, and care. Elysée's current funded program of research focuses on two areas: humanitarian healthcare and the politics and ethics of transnational and community-engaged research. She is a core member of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group (HHERG), co-editor of the quarterly HumEthNet newsletter (Reflections), and a member of McMaster’s Arts-Centered Community-Engaged Social Sciences (A.C.C.E.S.S.) collaborative.

Selected Publications

  1. Nouvet E; E Chan; L Schwartz. “Looking good but doing harm? Nicaraguan perceptions of short term medical missions.” Global Public Health. DOI 10.1080/17441692.2016.1220610. 2016
  2. Nouvet, E, Jakamovic, T. “Moral sentiments in ‘Aidland’: Special section introduction.” Critique of Anthropology 36(3) 1-5. 2016
  3. Nouvet E. “Extraordinary aid and its shadow: The significance of gratitude in Nicaraguan humanitarian healthcare.” Critique of Anthropology, 36(3) 1-20. 2016
  4. Nouvet E, P Strachan, J Kryworuchko, J Downar, JJ You. “Waiting for the Body to Fail: Limits of End-of-Life Communication in Canadian Hospitals.” Mortality. Vol. 21 (4): 1-17. 2016
  5. Nouvet E, C Abu-Sada, S DeLaat, C Wang, L Schwartz. “Opportunities and challenges of perceptions studies for humanitarian contexts.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies. DOI: 10.1080/02255189.2015.1120659. 2016
  6. Nouvet, E., Chan, E., Schwartz, L.. Perspectivas Nicaragüenses sobre el desempeño ético de las brigadas de atención médica humanitarian en Nicaragua: El studio ‘BPREP’ Nicaragüense. Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics Research Group (HHERG). ISBN: 9780993835438. 2015