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ADULT $15.00
CONCESSION $12.00

It’s taken 30 years and it’s definitely been worth the wait. Dr Norman Swan presents his first book, So You Think You Know What’s Good For You?, answering a huge range of common questions and revealing science-based evidence about what we need to know for positive health and wellbeing.

Norman Swan’s clear, no-nonsense, engaging style as a broadcaster and investigative journalist is renowned. When COVID-19 took hold, it was Dr Swan who stepped up to answer questions and cover the key issues. His daily Coronacast podcast went out to millions.

“No one’s got time to waste on stuff that doesn’t matter, is wrong or isn’t focused on your needs,” he says. “Our minds have been filled with things to worry about from insomnia to screen addiction, to guilt about not eating a paleo diet to when will my eggs clap out and when will his sperm, to what really can make us live longer better? My aim is to you to worry less and give you the information that’ll allow you to make sensible decisions, whether you’re 25 or 75.”

Norman Swan will be hosted by Robyn Lindsay, Executive Director Clinical Operations at Bendigo Health. Join them for an hour of sparkling conversation and well-earned wisdom. It might just change your life!

So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? by Dr Norman Swan is published by Hachette. Books will be available for sale at the venue and for signing following the event. Bendigo Writers Festival thanks Bendigo Health for their support. 

Duration: 60 minutes

Bio notes

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 broadcaster, 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 GPs' waiting

Robyn Lindsay is the Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Bendigo Health, with 20 years’ experience in the health industry.  A registered physiotherapist with a broad base of clinical and managerial experience, Robyn has been responsible for the implementation of Covid Models of Care at Bendigo Health and the coordinated implementation of these models across the Loddon Mallee.  Robyn is an outcome focused health leader with strong communication skills and an ability to apply different leadership styles to different situations, with a strong focus on clinician engagement and empowerment
 

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ADULT

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CONCESSION

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The Venue: The Capital

 

Bendigo’s popular music, theatre and performance venue hosts over 200 performances of opera, drama, orchestras, popular music and many exhibitions each year.

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