University of Calgary

Kelly Schwartz

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Dr. Schwartz completed his Ph.D. (Social Psychology) at the University of Calgary (2002). His dissertation focused on the contributions of mother, father, and friend attachment and social provisions to adolescent psychosocial development. Current research interests center around the social-developmental factors related to child and adolescent development (e.g., parents, peers, music), family and ecological systems theories, identity and positive youth development, and spiritualiy/religiosity across the lifespan.

Research Support

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team Grant LOI, 2019 – present

                        Nominated Principal Application

                        Project Title: Before Operational Stress: Evaluating Novel Psychosocial

                        Interventions for Public Safety Personnel (PSP) and their Families

                        Amount: $30,000


PolicyWise Secondary Data Use Grant, 2018 – present

                        Co-Principal Investigator (Melissa Mueller)

                        Project Title: The Impact of Screen Time on Child Development Outcomes and

                        the Role of Parents

                        Amount: $5,000


Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), 2016 – 2018

Co-Principal Investigator (Dr. Deborah Norris, MSVU; Dr. Heidi Cramm, Queen’s)

                                 Project Title: Qualitative Study on the Health and Wellbeing of Families of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Mental Health Problems

                                 Amount: $194,762

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), 2017 – 2018

                        Principal Investigator

                        Project Title: Review of Mental Health Support for Veteran Families

                        Amount: $20,000

A Little bit About Me

I am a soon-to-be middle-aged professor and researcher coming to terms with my love for 80’s rock music, the long lost dream of becoming a professional hockey player, and the search for the perfect cup of anything-but-Starbucks coffee.

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