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.

Book a telehealth consultation

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 10th October
  • 7-day Plant-based health immersion retreat – next dates 21-28 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:

COP26 has demonstrated that world leaders know now is the time to act but many nations are not ready to step out of their fossil fuel powered comfort zones. Then there is the cow in the room – the issue of animal agriculture, particularly beef and dairy cattle. Not only is feeding crops to cattle extremely inefficient – 10 units of feed for 1 unit of meat – but they belch out huge quantities of methane in the process. The numbers are less bad for dairy foods, but many times worse than plant milk alternatives, and dairy cows and most of their offspring eventually end up as beef. The cruelty of these industries has once again been highlighted by recent abattoir footage from Indonesia aired on national television.Countries have agreed on plans to reduce methane emissions and stop deforestation by 2030. Winding back animal agriculture across the world would be an effective way to deal with both problems. Eating ‘less meat’ will not be enough (forgetting about that abattoir footage for now), because the developing world is eating more, and the amount per person that would truly be sustainable is vanishingly small. Our leaders know this. Last week, deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce criticised the proposed methane pact: “The only way you can get your 30 per cent by 2030 reduction in methane on 2020 levels would be to go and grab a rifle, go out and start shooting your cattle because it’s just not possible.” [The Age newspaper]. We are not asking farmers to shoot their beef and dairy cattle – we would like to see financial and technical support for a transition to crop farming and rewilding of their land. The Australian public can drive this change. Replacing our vehicles and energy infrastructure will take decades but individuals can choose to stop eating animal products tomorrow, at no extra cost, and with no new technology required.#FightClimateChangeWithDietChange ... See MoreSee Less
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