Dr. Norman Swan

Australia's Go-To Health Correspondent


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

Current Work:
Norman hosts RN’s Health Report and since the COVID-19 pandemic, co-hosted Coronacast, a daily 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.

Previous Experience:

He is a past winner of the Gold Walkley and has won other Walkleys including one in 2020. Norman was awarded the medal of the Australian Academy of Science and has an honorary MD from the University of Sydney.

He created Invisible Enemies, on pandemics and civilisation for Channel 4 UK and broadcast in 27 countries.

Norman trained in medicine and paediatrics in Aberdeen, London and Sydney before joining the ABC.


Talking Points
The Control Factor
The Great Diet Debate
The Future of HealthCare
The Ageing Myth
The Role of the Consumer in HealthCare
Serendipity…Curiosity...Goal Driven
The Role of Philanthropy in Medical Research
Challenges in modern healthcare systems