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Leslie Swartz

Leslie Swartz is a clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 

He publishes widely on disability rights and mental health issues, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.  He was founding editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Disability.  

Leslie has received a number of awards for his disability-related work including the Gold Medal for Science-for-Society of the Academy of Science for South Africa. 

He has served as Lead Research Partner for the Southern African Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) Research Programme, and is part of the core group of the African Network for Evidence-to Action on Disability (AfriNead). 

He has a particular interested in participatory disability research and practice in Africa.