Dr Norman Swan hosts The Health Report on the ABC’s Radio National, and Tonic on ABC Television. The Health Report is the world’s longest running health programme in the English speaking world and Norman has won many awards for his work including Australia’s top prize for journalism, the Gold Walkley.
Norman trained in medicine in Scotland and paediatrics in London and Sydney before joining the ABC and has hosted many other programmes on radio and television. He has also been the medical host on Channel Ten’s Biggest Loser for the past six seasons and in September 2015 made a high impact Four Corners on waste in the healthcare system. Norman has consulted to the World Health Organisation, has co chaired a global meeting of health ministers in Bamako West Africa and has been the Australian correspondent for both the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Norman is also co-founder of Tonic Health Media, an integrated health television channel and production company which has an audience of over 10 million people per month.
Client Comments for Norman Swan
Norman Swan travels from New South Wales Australia
- 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.
- 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
- Dealing with Depression
- Mental Health
- Wellness and Wellbeing
- Work/Life Balance
Topic SynopsesDr Swan is highly experienced as a facilitator, panel chair and MC with huge knowledge of healthcare and the healthcare system, including challenging and amusing ‘hypotheticals’.
His topics include:
- Health and lifestyle
- Latest advances in medical research
- Challenges in modern healthcare systems
- The history of medicine
- Medicine and the Media
"The staff from Saxton were incredibly accommodating and responsive. Both Caroline and Samantha were thorough and prompt when responding to me questions, and also always polite and professional."
Hume City Council
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