Norman Swan is a multi-award winning producer and broadcaster, host of RN’s Health Report, co-host of Coronacast and commentator on ABC TV’s 7.30.
Norman studied medicine in his native Scotland, training in Paediatrics before he began working for the ABC in 1982. He has been the Australian correspondent for the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal and consulted for the World Health Organisation in Geneva. In the early 1990s, he created Invisible Enemies on pandemics and civilisation for Channel 4 UK.
A previous Gold Walkley winner, Norman won a 2020 Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism for Coronacast. Norman has been awarded the medal of the Australian Academy of Science and has an honorary MD from the University of Sydney.
His career has been driven by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen. He combines medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine.