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Speakers and presenters

Speakers and presenters for Lifestyle Medicine 2020 are being announced progressively as they are confirmed. Please keep checking back for updates!  You can also check out the program here.

Masters of Ceremonies

Dr Joanna McMillan
Dr Joanna McMillan
Nutrition scientist, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and health presenter.

About Joanna

Dr Darren Morton
Dr Darren Morton
Internationally-recognised Lifestyle Medicine Educator and creator of The Lift Project

About Darren

Special guest

Dr Michael Mosley
Dr Michael Mosley
Globally-renowned science presenter, medical journalist and executive producer

About Michael

Keynotes

Prof Garry Egger
Prof Garry Egger
Professor of Health and Human at Southern Cross University and international Lifestyle Medicine pioneer

About Garry

Georgie Harman
Georgie Harman
CEO of beyondblue, and previous Deputy CEO of the National Mental Health Commission

About Georgie

Margaret Moore
Margaret Moore
Founder of the Wellcoaches School of Coaching for health professionals and strategic partner of the ACSM

About Margaret

Prof Gregory Phillips
Prof Gregory Phillips
Medical Anthropologist and Founder of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network

About Gregory

Prof Susan Prescott
Prof Susan Prescott
Paediatrician, Immunologist, and Founding Director of the ORIGINS Project

About Susan

Speakers and presenters

Prof Charles Abraham
Prof Charles Abraham
Health Psychologist and Director of the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change

About Charles

Prof Kaarin Anstey
Prof Kaarin Anstey
Scientia Prof of Psychology, UNSW’s Ageing Futures Institute Director, and Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA

About Kaarin

Dr Emma Beckett
Dr Emma Beckett
National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow at the University of Newcastle

About Emma

Tim Blake
Tim Blake
Managing Director of Semantic Consulting; a consulting firm focused on leading digital change in healthcare.

About Tim

Karen Booth
Karen Booth
Primary Health Care Nurse, Nurse Manager and President of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

About Karen

Jessica Burrows
Jessica Burrows
Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Telephone Health Coach Coordinator at My health for life, Diabetes Queensland.

About Jess

Dr Nic Brayshaw
Dr Nic Brayshaw
Family General Practitioner and member of RACGP working group for ‘Shaping a Healthy Australia’

About Nic

Dr Adam Castricum
Dr Adam Castricum
Head of Medical Department at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and Fellow of the ACSEP.

About Adam

Shivaun Conn
Shivaun Conn
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and Health Coach

About Shivaun

Prof Barbora de Courten
Prof Barbora de Courten
Research Professor and Specialist Physician, with a PhD in epidemiology and Master of Public Health.

About Barbora

Sharon Curtain
Sharon Curtain
Dietitian and Health Coach with twenty years experience in clinical and corporate nutrition

About Sharon

Dr Sandro Demaio
Dr Sandro Demaio
Medical Doctor, CEO of VicHealth and globally-renowned public health expert

About Sandro

Adj/Prof Rob Donovan
Adj/Prof Rob Donovan
Adjunct Professor in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia

About Rob

Dr Ingrid Edshteyn
Dr Ingrid Edshteyn
Founder of Valia Lifestyle and Associate Physician at UCLA’s Center for Human Nutrition

About Ingrid

Kylie Fitzgerald
Kylie Fitzgerald
National Training Coordinator at the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.

About Kylie

Dr Kate Gregorevic
Dr Kate Gregorevic
Geriatrician and General Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital

About Kate

Prof Gilles Guillemin
Prof Gilles Guillemin
Head of the Neuroinflammation group at Macquarie University, Sydney.

About Gilles

A/Prof Craig Hassed
A/Prof Craig Hassed
Professor in General Practice and coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University

About Craig

Margaret Hegarty
Margaret Hegarty
Intervention Lead at My health for life, Diabetes Queensland.

About Margaret

Prof George Jelinek
Prof George Jelinek
Holds professorial appointments public health at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

About George

Dr Liliana Laranjo
Dr Liliana Laranjo
General Practitioner with a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and a PhD in Health Informatics

About Liliana

A/Prof Anna Lewis
A/Prof Anna Lewis
Heart Health Manager at the Heart Foundation, Queensland

About Anna

A/Prof John Litt
A/Prof John Litt
Retired academic General Practitioner and Public Health Physician

About John

Dr Edward Maile
Dr Edward Maile
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice and co-founder of ‘Move Eat Treat’

About Edward

Dr Wolfgang Marx
Dr Wolfgang Marx
Postdoctoral research fellow and Head of Nutraceutical Research stream at Food & Mood Centre

About Wolfgang

Simon Matthews
Simon Matthews
Registered Psychologist and CEO of Wellcoaches Australia / New Zealand

About Simon

Tanja McLeish
Tanja McLeish
Holds qualifications in psychology, exercise science, health coaching and medical sciences.

About Simon

Prof Peter Meikle
Prof Peter Meikle
Head of Baker Institute’s Systems Biology Domain, Metabolomics Laboratory and Obesity and Lipids Program.

About Peter

A/Prof Adrienne O'Neil
A/Prof Adrienne O'Neil
Director of Heart & Mind Research and Deputy Director of the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University

About Adrienne

Neil Petrie
Neil Petrie
Consultant Pharmacist, awarded Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year in 2019.

About Neil

Kim Poyner
Kim Poyner
Registered Nurse, Practice Nurse, Health Coach and Founder of MediCoach

About Kim

Dr Joe Raphael
Dr Joe Raphael
Consulting Executive, Co-Founder Lifestyle Medicine Pro, Chief Strategic Officer E4 Diabetes Solutions

About Joe

Dr Michelle Reiss
Dr Michelle Reiss
General Practitioner, a Director of Mingara Medical, and Founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Centre.

About Michelle

Prof Con Stough
Prof Con Stough
Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences at the Swinburne Centre for Human Psychopharmacology.

About Con

Dr Peter Tenni
Dr Peter Tenni
Consultant Pharmacist and Director of Consultant Pharmacy Services (CPS)

About Peter