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PhD qualified nutritionist, author, health presenter.


A PHD qualified nutrition scientist and accredited practising dietician Dr Joanna McMillian is one of Australia’s favourite and most trusted health & wellbeing experts.

Current work

A regular on television, she most recently appeared as a presenter on ABC’s flagship science show Catalyst - hosting Beating Diabetes and Gut Revolution; however she also appears regularly on Channel 9’s Today Show, 7 & 9 News and Studio 10, and across a variety of radio networks, online and print publications.

Joanna is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with La Trobe University and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

She is a proud ambassador for Diabetes Australia, The Skin & Cancer Foundation and Foodbank.

Previous experience

Quote: With a passion for answering the tough questions when it comes to the increasing amount of diet, health and nutrition topics out there, Jo says:

“My goal is to inspire individuals and give the information needed to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. One where you love to eat well & choose to live this way not because you think you should, but because you know that when you do, you look and feel your absolute best, and you can give and get more out of life.”

Natural: Jo has a natural ability to translate complex science into simple, everyday messages that engage; benefiting the wellbeing of audiences across all media platforms, be it broadcast, print or in front of a live audience.

Speaker: With a powerful, passionate and relaxed presenting style, Jo holds the attention of audiences wherever she goes. Her versatility as a speaker has allowed her to not only deliver workshops and keynotes but also to host and moderate large scale corporate and high profile public events.

Founder: She is the founder of Get Lean - an online lifestyle change program; and she has authored seven books including her latest, Brain Food . She also has a weekly column - My Day on a Plate in Sunday Life and regularly contributes to numerous publications and online blogs along with her own.

Speaker: Joanna is available for keynotes, brand and campaign partnering, content creation and media opportunities.

Joanna has worked with the Calliden Group on 3 occasions now to speak to a combined audience of over 200 women about general well being. Our dealings with Joanna from onset have been professional yet executed with utmost simplicity. Joanna has captivated audiences with practical advice and received many compliments along the way. She has taken the time to tailor her tips to suit individuals who have been most grateful for her support. Joanna is a picture of glowing health who is living proof that her beliefs work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joanna and will definitely engage in her services again in the future. 10 out of 10 on every level. Calliden Group

Joanna's advice on how to improve one's personal well-being through sensible exercise and better nutrition was well received by her audience of Rotarians and their partners at the annual conference. Her pleasant and informed approach to the subject was enthralling and she provided vital information with the right mix of humour and examples from her own life experiences. Joanna’s delivery was both stimulating and challenging, such that many in the audience planned to make immediate changes to their own life styles in order to achieve more joy in their life. An excellent presentation!

Rotary Club of Berwick

Jo McMillan is a breath of fresh air as an MC. Vibrant, witty, well prepared and totally engaging of the audience attending. As an Ambassador to the Foundation, Jo also successfully conveyed to the audience that the function she MCed was a fundraiser, with funds raised on the evening indicating the measure of her success. We thank her very much for her contribution to the Foundation generally, and as a fabulous MC and speaker at our recent White Night Gala Ball, attended by over 200 guests.

Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.
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