Dr. Swainson is a psychiatrist at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, and does a combination of inpatient and outpatient clinical work. She graduated both from the University of Alberta Medical School in 2004 and completed psychiatry residency at the University of Alberta in 2009. Dr Swainson has an interest in use of ketamine for treatment resistant depression (TRD), and in the role of diet in mental health. Dr. Swainson holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Psychiatry. She has supervised resident research on use of intravenous and intranasal ketamine for TRD. Dr Swainson sits on the University of Alberta Psychiatry Residency Program Committee and and is actively involved in clinical teaching to residents and medical students.