Dr. Matthieu Mondou, Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2016); Ph.D. Political Science, University of Toronto (2015); M.Sc. Political Science (2009); B.A Philosophy and Political Science, Université de Montréal (2006)

Matthieu was a postdoctoral fellow working in the areas of comparative public policy, the social study of regulatory science, and the political economy of innovation. His work with the Sustainable Futures Research Lab studied emergent technologies of governance, focusing on initiatives to increase the use of genomics and predictive toxicology in chemical regulation.

He is presently employed in the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, Gouvernement du Québec.

Project Summary:

“Institutional Entrepreneurship in a Context of Rapidly Changing Practices: Genomics and its Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social Aspects (GE3LS)” is a sub-project of the EcoToxChip project. The objective of the EcoToxChip project is to develop, test, validate, and commercialize quantitative PCR arrays (EcoToxChip) and a data evaluation tool ( for the characterization, prioritization, and management of environmental chemicals and complex mixtures of regulatory concern.

The goal of the GE3LS project is to produce social science knowledge about the phenomenon of “institutional entrepreneurship” and to leverage this knowledge in ways that make EcoToxChip project team members more effective as change agents who transform institutionalized practices in the field of ecological risk assessment of chemicals.

The project objectives guiding my research are to: 1) assess the barriers to, and opportunities for, the adoption and scaling-up of EcoToxChip and the in end-user strategies; and 2) map the various organizational, social, economic, scientific, and political dimensions of EcoToxChip and the in different institutional and regulatory contexts.


Project Publications:

Mondou, M., Maguire, S., Pain, G., Crump, D., Hecker, M., Basu, N. and Hickey, G.M. (2021). Envisioning an international validation process for New Approach Methodologies in chemical hazard and risk assessment. Environmental Advances 4: 100061.

Pain, G., Hickey, G.M., Mondou, M., Crump, D., Hecker, M., Basu, N. and Maguire, S.,(2020). Drivers and obstacles to the adoption of toxicogenomics tools for chemical risk assessment: Insights from social science perspectives. Environmental Health Perspectives 128(10).

Mondou, M., Hickey, G.M., Rahman, H.M.T., Maguire, S., Pain, G., Crump, D., Hecker, M. and Basu, N. (2020). Factors affecting the perception of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in the ecotoxicology community. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 16:269-281.

My full list of research publications prior to joining the lab can be found on Google Scholar.