Faculty Profile

Dr. Leora Swartzman

Dr. Leora Swartzman

Associate Professor


Contact Information:

519-661-2111 x84654
WH 312E

Research Areas


I grew up in Montreal and earned my Honours BA in Psychology from McGill University in 1977. Intent on combining my enthusiasm for psychological research and desire to work with people in a hands-on basis, I pursued graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, from which I received an MSc and Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical Specialization). A one-year residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Centre in Chicago followed by a post-doctoral year at Detroit’s Lafayette Clinic’s Behavioural Physiology Lab (Detroit), solidified my interest in health psychology. I joined the faculty at Western’s Psychology Department in 1988, where I’ve happily been ever since.