Plant-Based Health Practitioners

This web page includes health practitioners in Australia and New Zealand who are wholly supportive and knowledgeable about whole foods plant-based nutrition and have completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell) or equivalent. See note below for more information about inclusion.




  • Dr Malcolm Mackay – GP, FASLM, Melbourne (Fitzroy), available for Telehealth (Zoom) consultations. Nutritionist (Grad Dip Hum Nut), Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM/ASLM)
    Website: Dr Malcolm Mackay (links to current practice location and booking form for telehealth consultations within Australia)
    Nutrition website: (co-author of this website) Whole Foods Plant Based Health
  • Dr Chan Ngo – GP (female), Melbourne (Maribynong/Glenroy)
    Practice location: Ultimate Health Care, Level 4, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Maribynong, ph. 9317 7000; also Doctors of Glenroy, 9-15 Glenroy Rd, Hadfield
  • Dr Rasika Amarasekera – GP, Melbourne
    Practice location: tbc
  • Dr Niyati Sharma – Dermatologist, Melbourne (Preston)
    Practice location: Inside Out Dermatology, available for Telehealth consultations within Australia.



  • Dr Stephanie Dakin – GP, CanberraBAppSc (Nutrition)
    Practice location: Ainslie Family Practice
  • Dr Andrew Morris – GP, Canberra, Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM/ASLM)
    Website: Morris Wellness (Kingston, ACT)


  • Dr Celine Gol, GP, Brisbane, Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM/ASLM)
    Practice location: Hamilton Medical Centre 
  • Dr Emma Sedlacek, GP, Mackay, Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM/ASLM)
    Practice location: Health On Central (Andergrove, Qld)



New Zealand

  • Dr Mark Craig – GP, Auckland
    Website: True South Medical
    Practice location: tbc
  • Dr Luke WilsonWellington
    Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM/ASLM)
    Website: Two Zesty Bananas
  • Dr Matt Hobbs – GP, Rolleston
    Practice location: Rolleston Medical Centre
  • Dr Martyn Williamson – GP, Alexandra, Central Otago
    Practice location: Centennial Health 
  • Dr Nick Wright – GP, Wellington
    Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM/ASLM)

    Practice location: tbc


  • Peter Johnston – PhD, Dietitian, Melbourne, available for telehealth consultations
    Website: Perfect Human Food
  • Nina Trinquet – Dietitian, Melbourne, available for telehealth consultations
    Website: Cor Dietitian
  • Emma Strutt – Dietitian, Boonah, QLD, available for telehealth consultations.
    Website: Greenstuff Nutrition
  • Hollie Waters – Dietitian, Perth, available for telehealth consultations
    Website: Etico Nutrition

Other health practitioners

  • Jenny Cameron – Nutritionist, Health Coach, Grad Cert Human Nutrition, Melbourne, available for Zoom consultations.
    Website: (co-author of this website) Whole Foods Plant Based Health
  • Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema – MD, Paediatrician (n.p.), PCRM Food For Life Instructor, Adelaide
    Website: Doctors For Nutrition
    Check Dr Roex Facebook page for upcoming Food For Life seminars (Adelaide)
  • Andrew Taylor – Health Coach, Melbourne and Online. Provides private and group coaching to assist people to overcome food addiction.
    Website: Spud Fit
  • Larisa Freiverts – Family therapist/counsellor/EMDR therapy
    (MAClinFamTher; BSc). Melbourne. Available Zoom/phone consultations.
  • Gerald Haslinger – Psychologist & Health Coach, Bowral, NSW.
    Website: Highlands Whole Food Institute


  • Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets – Tuso, P.J. et al. 2013. “The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets.” If your doctor is unaware of the benefits of a plant-based diet you could offer them this article.
  • Melina, V., Craig, W., & Levin, S. (2016). Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(12) – this article is useful if you feel the need to defend your position that plant-based diets are appropriate for you at whatever stage in the lifecycle you are… “It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.”
  • How to Find a Plant-Based Doctor – If you are searching for a plant-based doctor in your area and cannot find one, don’t despair – Dr Esselstyn and dietitian Jeff Novick have shared their ideas about how to educate yourself and your doctor about plant based nutrition.

Resources for practitioners

  • Doctors For Nutrition – Australian health charity with a mission to inspire the healthcare sector, policy makers and society at large to adopt whole food plant-based nutrition as a powerful tool in disease prevention and care. Subscribe to their mailing list for notification of events for healthcare practitioners.
  • The Plantrician Project
  • Nutrition for Clinicians – PCRM
  • Is a Vegetarian Diet Adequate? – originally published as a supplementary section of the Medical Journal of Australia to reassure the medical profession that nutrient needs can be met on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Australian directories:

NB Those included in these lists are noted as being ‘vegetarian friendly’ and are not necessarily following or aware of whole food plant-based nutrition.

International directories:

Plant-Based Practitioners personal journeys:

Note: We will only be listing individual practitioners on this page who are experts in whole food plant-based nutrition and have completed the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (or equivalent). Their approach to plant-based nutrition must be consistent with ours – which is a low-fat whole food plant-based approach and includes advocating for the avoidance of added oils and other highly processed foods. Preference is given to practitioners that we have met in person or who we have networked with.

Page created 3 April 2015
Page last updated 26 June 2020