Distinguished Professor, Stellenbosch University

Leslie Swartz is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University. He trained as a clinical psychologist and has a particular interest in disability rights issues, especially in low-income contexts. He was founding editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Disability, is Associate Editor of Transcultural Psychiatry and International Journal of Disability, Development and Education and he has published widely on disability and mental health issues.


  • 2014–present
    Distinguished Professor, Stellenbosch University
  • 2001–2014
    Professor, Stellenbosch University
  • 1996–2001
    Professor , University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Distinguished Professor
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


Stals Prize for Psychology - SA Academy for Science and Arts