Award-Winning Journalist, ABC
Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa)
Producer and presenter of the Health Report, Dr Norman Swan, is a multi-award winning producer and broadcaster.
Dr Swan’s career has been highlighted by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen. This allows him to combine medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine.
One of the first medically qualified journalists in Australia, Dr Swan is highly regarded by the medical and health professions.
Born in Scotland, he graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen and later obtained his postgraduate qualifications in Paediatrics in the United Kingdom. Joining the ABC in 1982, Dr Swan has won numerous awards for his work on RN.
Dr Swan was named Australian Radio Producer of the Year in 1984 and was awarded a Gold Citation in the United National Media Peace Prizes for his radio work. He has won three Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism and in 1989 he was given Australia’s top prize for Science Journalism, the Michael Daly Award.