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Health and wellbeing and the media.


Dr Norman Swan is Australia’s most respected health journalist, broadcaster and commentator and is in high demand as a facilitator and speaker.

Current experience:

Dr Norman Swan has emerged as the go-to health correspondent during the COVID19 pandemic and is regarded as one of the most trusted voices in the country on Coronavirus. He hosts the daily ABC podcast Coronacast which aims to help answer questions about coronavirus or COVID19. The podcast breaks down the latest news and research to help the community understand how the world is living through a pandemic.

Dr Norman Swan hosts The Health Report on the ABC’s Radio National, a regular panelist on The Drum and a guest reporter on Four Corners 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.

Previous experience:

Medicine: 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 was the medical host on Channel Ten’s Biggest Loser for six seasons and two of his recent Four Corners have had a high impact. One of was on waste in the healthcare system and the other changed the debate about doctors’ out of pocket charges. Norman has consulted to the World Health Organisation, 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).

Speaking & Facilitating: Norman has a range of topics on health and wellbeing based on his many years covering the latest in medical research. He is also a is a highly experienced facilitator who can tackle the most specialised of conferences and panels and challenge ideas and issues to take the discussion to a new level.

Norman is also able to tailor his topics to specific audiences and event briefs.

Talking Points

The Control Factor

How personal control is vital to wellbeing

The Great Diet Debate

Getting through the hype of diets and fads.

The Future of HealthCare


The secret to prolonged youth?

The Ageing Myth

Don’t believe politicians and other when they tell you we’re an ageing society. We’re not!

The Role of the Consumer in HealthCare

Serendipity…Curiosity...Goal Driven

What’s the right balance in medical research?

The Role of Philanthropy in Medical Research

Challenges in modern healthcare systems

Dr Swan's presentation was well tailored to our audience, and provided excellent take-away points for future doctors. He is a very confident and knowledgeable speaker about such a broad range of current affairs and was able to integrate these into his discussion of leadership and teamwork. MD Student Conference

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

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
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