Congratulations to UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. Adele Diamond, 2020 Recipient of an Honorary Degree from Swarthmore College


The Department congratulates Professor Dr. Adele Diamond, a 2020 recipient of an honorary degree from Swarthmore College. Swarthmore College confers honorary degrees each year to alumni who have had distinguished careers in their professions and have made significant contributions to society.

The announcement made by Swarthmore states, “Dr. Diamond’s work has fundamentally changed the way people think about cognitive development, awakening interest in inhibitory control and demonstrating that cognitive abilities thought not to develop until a later age are present earlier; children just needed to be questioned differently. She is also a dedicated teacher and devotes herself to translational activities including giving scores of invited talks each year to parents and educators around the globe. For eight years, she organized an influential biennial conference that brought the latest findings in developmental psychology and neuroscience to those who work with children on a daily basis.

Dr. Diamond graduated from Swarthmore with a degree in psychology and in sociology & anthropology, obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in developmental psychology, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale Medical School in neuroanatomy.

Congratulations on this outstanding recognition, Dr. Diamond!