Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in medical practice. He has a broad range of skills across the full spectrum of general practice. Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing ,treating and reversing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition and other evidence-based lifestyle interventions. He is based at Clinicare GP Clinic, Fitzroy, Melbourne and also provides Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia.

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Book in-person through Clinicare(link to external website)

Malcolm and his nutritionist partner Jenny maintain a website of information and resources for plant-based nutrition and provide seminars and webinars. Malcolm and his team run a lifestyle medicine program, available as a 10-week program or a 7-day Immersion retreat.

Future events:

  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 weeks, next series starts 9th January
  • 7-day Plant-based health immersion retreat – 13-20 March 2022 (and May, September and November)
  • NB our face-to-face seminars are on hold until further notice


  • Consultations (in person)
  • Telehealth consultations (within Australia)


  • Nutrition one-day seminars
  • Nutrition & lifestyle immersion retreats
  • Workplace nutrition programs
  • Webinars
  • Available for speaking events

Qualifications & Training

Medical degree

  • BMBS – Flinders University (1984)

Additional training

  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition – Deakin University (1993)
  • Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM)
  • Plant Based Nutrition Certificate – eCornell
  • Certificate of Sports Medicine (ASMF/RACGP)

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Doctors for Nutrition – GP Resources Advisor
  • GP Affiliate, Monash University

Recent conferences

  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA (online) September 2021
  • ASLM conference (online) December 2020
  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA, September 2020
  • Awarded Fellowship at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Auckland, June 2019


  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2019 (workshop presenter)
  • Veg and Vines Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Gisbourne NZ, January 2019 (conference presenter)
Speaker and host:
  • 6-day Immersion retreats at Angelsea, Victoria:
    February 2021
    March 2021
    May 2021

Podcasts & interviews

For more information about whole foods plant based nutrition, visit my other website and associated Facebook page:

Dr Malcolm Mackay’s and Dr Peter Johnston’s joint presentation to Melbourne University medical students at their annual student conference is now publicly available on YouTube. The high level of interest shown in this conference session on plant-based nutrition suggests that the doctors of the future may be more likely to prescribe diet and lifestyle changes than is currently the norm. Peter introduced the session with an overview of the evidence for plant-based nutrition and Malcolm followed with a presentation on prescribing nutrition to patients. This was followed by a Q&A. ... See MoreSee Less
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