Karl Swain



Karl Swain



 +27 (0)31 260 4325



Howard College 

Research Interests

Neuropsychology; Traumatic Stress 


Clinical Psychologist/ Lecturer

 Biosketch Karl Swain is a Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Behavioural Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is currently the Academic Coordinator for the Department. Karl served on the Extended Scientific Committee (Rehabilitation) for the International Congress of Psychology 2012 (ICP 2012), which was organised by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).

Karl Swain is currently an Executive Committee Member and Secretary of the South African Society for Clinical Psychology (SASCP), as well as the current Vice Chairperson and Executive Committee Member of the Division of Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology, divisions of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). Karl is currently the Chairperson of the Durban Practising Psychologists Group.

His interests include: neuropsychology and traumatic stress. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the area of neuropsychology.
 List of Publications  Swain, K. & Frizelle, K. (2013): Becoming a Same-Gendered Family and Being a ‘Parent’: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of a South African lesbian couple who chose to become parents through assisted reproductive technology. In C. Lubbe-De Beer & J Marnell (Eds.), In Home Affairs: Rethinking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families in contemporary South Africa (147-165). Johannesburg, South Africa: Jacana 

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