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. See note below for more information about inclusion.




  • Dr Malcolm Mackay – GP, Nutritionist (Grad Dip Hum Nut), Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Melbourne (Fitzroy), available for Skype consultations.
    Practitioner website: Dr Malcolm Mackay (links to current practice location and contact details for remote consultations within Australia)
    Nutrition website: (co-author of this website) Whole Foods Plant Based Health
  • Dr Chan Ngo – GP (female), Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), 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, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Melbourne (Northcote)
    Practice location: Doctors of Northcote 
  • Dr Niyati Sharma – Dermatologist, Melbourne area
    Practice locations: **Overseas during 2018**


  • Dr Andrew Pennington – GP, Sydney area
    Practice location: Sanctuary Lifestyle Clinic, Waitara, NSW
  • Dr Chantal Bardella – GP, Sydney area
    Practice location: Victoria Tower Medical, Burwood, NSW
  • Dr Emma Campbell – GP, Newcastle area
    Practice location: Glendale Medical Centre, Glendale, NSW 
  • Dr Paul Wood – GP, Kempsey, NSW
    Practice location: **Overseas during 2018**


  • Dr Stephanie Dakin – GP registrar, BAppSc (Nutrition), Canberra
    Practice location: Fisher Family Practice
  • Dr Andrew Morris – GP, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Canberra
    Website: Morris Wellness (Kingston, ACT)


  • Dr Celine Gol, GP, Brisbane
    Practice location: Kallangur Family Medical Practice
  • Dr Julie Van Der Klift, GP Registrar, Brisbane
    Practice location: Moreton Medical Centre, Deception Bay QLD
    NB The practice is not taking new patients, but if you mention it is for plant-based nutrition you can book in to see Dr Van Der Klift as a new patient


  • Dr Adrian Griscti, GP, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Angaston SA 
    Practice location: Angaston Medical Centre


New Zealand


  • Lucy Taylor – Dietitian and Nutritionist, Melbourne
    Website: Bloom Nutritionist
  • Peter Johnston – PhD, Dietitian, Melbourne
  • Kate Marsh – Dietitian, Sydney
    Practice location: Northside Nutrition and Dietetics, Chatswood.
  • Amanda Benham – Dietitian and Nutritionist, Brisbane, available for Skype or phone consultations.
    Website: The Human Herbivore
  • Emma Strutt – Dietitian, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Boonah, QLD
    Website: Greenstuff Nutrition

Other health practitioners

  • Jenny Cameron – Nutritionist, Health Coach, Grad Cert Human Nutrition, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Starch Solution Certificate, Melbourne, available for Skype consultations.
    Website: (co-author of this website) Whole Foods Plant Based Health
  • Robyn Chuter – Naturopath/Nutritionist, Sydney area, available for Skype consultations.
    Website: Empower Total Health
  • Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema – MD, Paediatrician (n.p.), PCRM Food For Life Instructor, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Adelaide
    Website: Whole Plants for Health
    Upcoming Food For Life seminars (Adelaide)
  • Kathy Ashton – BHScience (Nutritional Medicine), Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell), Life Coach, Melbourne
    Website: Flourish Nutritional Medicine
  • Dr Renae Thomas & Joshua Murray – MD, Coach, Nutritionist, Personal trainer, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell)
    Website: Live Full
  • Adam Guthrie – Health Coach, Chef, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell)
    Website: I Feel Good
  • Alison Moore – Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Lifestyle Coach, Geelong area, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell)
    Practice location: Adaptive Integrated Health Centre, Leopold, Vic.


  • 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.

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:

Resources for practitioners

Plant-Based Practitioners personal journeys:

Note: We will only be listing individual practitioners on this page who are knowledgeable about whole food plant-based nutrition and have completed the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate course (or equivalent) and are fully familiar with the dietary approach of the key WFPB practitioners.
Please Contact us if you know of someone suitable for inclusion.

Page created 3 April 2015
Page last updated 13 November 2018