Dr Norman Swan

Dr Norman Swan is a multi-award winning broadcaster and journalist. He is the host of the Health Report, on ABC Radio National, presenter of Health Minutes on ABC NewsRadio and ABC Television’s Catalyst, health commentator, speaker and facilitator. In addition, Norman edits his own newsletter, The Choice Health Reader, which is published in partnership with the Australian Consumers Association. He is managing director of GSB Consulting and Communications Pty Limited.

One of the first medically qualified journalists in Australia, Norman was born in Scotland, graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen, later obtaining his postgraduate qualifications in Paediatrics. Since joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1982, he has won numerous awards for his journalism and broadcasting.

Norman was named Australian Radio Producer of the Year in 1984, and was awarded a Gold Citation in the United Nations Media Peace Prizes for his radio work. He has won three Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism, including the prestigious Gold. He has also snared Australia’s top prize for Science Journalism – the Michael Daly Award – twice.

Dr Norman Swan will be the MC for National Congress.