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Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa)

Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa)

Dr Norman Swan is a multi-award winning broadcaster and journalist. His vast experience and knowledge is what makes him one of Australia’s most respected speakers and presenters, particularly in the health and medical arena.

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Testimonials for Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa)

“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


Dr Norman Swan was a delight to work with. He was very accommodating to requests for photos and happily mingled with our guests. His presentation was engaging and informative and delivered from the heart. I would highly recommend Dr Swan for any style of event and hope to have the opportunity to engage him again.  

The Greater Narellan Business Chamber Inc


A big thank you to Dr Swan for all his preparation in the lead up to the Forum, and for a fantastic presentation and panel discussion today. It was an incredibly interesting and important conversation. The high engagement from the audience and their really positive feedback so far signifies a successful event.

OVIC Victorian Public Health Sector FOI Forum

Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa) Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa)'s Biography

Dr Norman Swan is a multi-award winning broadcaster and journalist. His vast experience and knowledge is what makes him one of Australia’s most respected speakers and presenters, particularly in the health and medical arena.

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.

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).

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.

For over thirty years, Dr Norman Swan has been delivering straight, honest, common-sense health information to ordinary Australians as both a physician and much-loved broadcaster. And when Australia needed clear, scientifically backed COVID-19 facts and advice, it was Norman Swan who stepped up every day to provide the answers we required.

After many years of listening, Norman Swan knows what medical issues people are curious and concerned about. Drawing on the questions he hears time and again, from millennials to baby boomers and all the generations between, Norman has launched his latest book in 2021 So You Think You Know What's Good For You?  This is a one-stop handbook that will settle fruitless anxieties and allow people to focus on what matters to them. Replace medical myths, half-truths and misconceptions with the information you need to make better decisions about how to eat and how to live to put your mind at ease and ensure your and your family's health is the best it can be.

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

Speaking Topics Include

Dealing with Depression

Mental Health


Wellness and Wellbeing

Work/Life Balance

The future of Healthcare

So You Think You Know What's Good For You?