Dr Norman Swan AM MBChB, FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa), FAHMS.
Norman co-hosts RN’s Health Report and during the COVID-19 pandemic, has co-hosted Coronacast, a podcast on the coronavirus. Norman is also a reporter and commentator on the ABC’s 7.30, Midday, News Breakfast and Four Corners and a guest host on RN Breakfast. He is a past winner of the Gold Walkley and has won other Walkleys including one with his Coronacast colleagues in 2020.
He created Invisible Enemies, on pandemics and civilisation for Channel 4 UK and SBS which was subsequently broadcast in 27 countries.?Norman has been awarded the medal of the Australian Academy of Science, an honorary MD from the University of Sydney and in October 2022 a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. On Australia Day 2023, Norman was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (AM).
During COVID he wrote two books. So You Think You Know What’s Good For You (Hachette) is a best seller and was released in the UK. His latest book So You Want To Live Younger Longer has also been on the best seller list.
Norman trained in medicine and paediatrics in Aberdeen, London and Sydney before joining the ABC.
Norman was received very well, the audience respected his authority and could see that Norman had a very good insight into the issues being discussed. Norman’s prior knowledge and research also meant that the questions he asked of audience and panel members were the types of questions the audience wanted to ask or expected to hear.– NSW Ministry of Health
Delegates were very impressed with Norman’s presentation skills as much as what he had to say…just a great communicator. He refreshed them with his knowledge and presentation style.– Convention Wise
We were very impressed with Norman’s role as facilitator at our Indigenous Health Workforce Policy Forum and received nothing but positive feedback about him. We felt Norman really added to the level of discussion and set a tone that was both probing and challenging – but also respectful. Dr Kim Webber and I also appreciated the contribution Norman made in planning for the event and developing the agenda.– Australian Rural & Remote Workforce Agencies Group