• Portrait of Audrey Swift
  • Senior instructor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Community Health Sciences
    Room P218 – 770 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3

    Phone: 204-474-9687
    Fax: 204-789-3905

Research interests

  • frailty and resilience in older men
  • older men’s lay definitions of successful aging
  • perceived control in older men
  • trajectories of veteran health and well-being over time
  • veteran health, well-being and survival over time

Research affiliations

Research Associate, Manitoba Follow-up Study.

Research summary

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.


  • Interdisciplinary PhD, University of Manitoba (2011)
  • Master of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Manitoba (2004)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Manitoba (2000)
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist, Red River College (1981)


Excellence in Teaching Award: Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE), 2014.

Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada