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. He is based at Clinicare GP Clinic, Fitzroy, Melbourne and also provides Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia.

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Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing and managing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition and other evidence-based lifestyle interventions. He is co-author of a website providing information and resources for those interested in this approach and is active in social media. Malcolm and his nutritionist partner Jenny host immersion retreats, seminars and webinars and often speak at public and private events.

Future events:

  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 weeks, begins 12th July
  • 6-day Plant-based health immersion retreat, 4th to 9th October 2020 and 29th November to 4th December 2020, register interest now
  • NB our face-to-face seminars are on hold until further notice


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


  • Nutrition one-day seminars
  • Nutrition & liefstyle 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, September 2019
  • 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)

Media presentations

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

For those in lockdown Melbourne this new eBook from Emma Roche might be just what you need: 'Eating Plant-Based For $3 A Day'. The eBook contains recipes, grocery lists and weekly meal plans for an inexpensive 21-day whole food plant-based challenge. She has designed the 3-week menu plan for two people, but also gives tips for adjusting the meal plan for one person. The $3 is in US dollars, but Emma is Australian so the ingredients she uses are ones we are familiar with and the amounts are listed in both metric and imperial.

The eBook is FREE, however Emma invites you to make a donation if you would like to (no obligation!). All money raised will go to organisations that are working to address issues around food security, food accessibility, and the health and well being of vulnerable groups in Australia. During August, all proceeds will be donated to the the following organisations:

OzHarvest: Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest collect quality excess food from commercial outlets and deliver it directly to charities supporting people in need across the country. They also offer education programs aimed at enabling positive change for vulnerable people.

Gunawirra: The mission of Gunawirra is working together with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island mothers and children.

Download the eBook from here: payhip.com/b/uL17

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