Authors and guests Dr Norman Swan

Trained in paediatrics, Dr Swan was one of the first medically qualified journalists in Australia, with a broadcast career spanning more than 30 years. He currently hosts Radio National’s The Health Report and co-hosts Coronacast. He also reports on 7:30 and is a guest reporter on Four Corners; appears on The Drum and is an occasional host of Radio National Breakfast.

In addition to being an active journalist and health broadcast, Dr Swan has a deep strategic knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and is committed to evidence-based approaches to help young people, which is why he sits on the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. He was also the co-founder of Tonic Media Network, a health channel that plays in GP’s waiting rooms. His first book So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? was published in 2021 and his next book So You Want to Live Younger Longer will be published by Hachette Australia in August 2022.

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