Max Rady College of Medicine
Department of Community Health Sciences
Room P218 – 770 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3
Research Associate, Manitoba Follow-up Study.
One of the main goals of Dr. Swift’s research has been to explore perceptions of control in the context of successful aging. She started off studying the relationships between perceived control, health, and well-being in a subset of the Aging in Manitoba data that included mainly older women. In more recent years, Dr. Swift has had the rare opportunity to examine perceptions of control and successful aging as they relate to prospective health, well-being and survival in the older men of the Manitoba Follow-up Study.
Dr. Audrey Swift is a senior instructor in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
During her earlier years in the Canadian Forces, one of Dr. Swift’s primary duties was to teach. She then went on to become a medical laboratory technologist in Winnipeg’s Medical Arts Building, and decided to learn more. She now has an interdisciplinary PhD in psychology, community health sciences, and nursing from the University of Manitoba. In addition to her veteran research at the Manitoba Follow-up Study, Dr. Swift’s passion for teaching endures. She has taught undergraduate courses in the Rady Faculty of Health Science’s Interdisciplinary Health Program since 2007. Her courses focus on the social determinants of health at the individual, community and global levels.
Excellence in Teaching Award: Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE), 2014.