Dr Peter Johnston

BSc (Hons), BA, PhD, Dietician

Originally from Dunedin, New Zealand, Peter became exclusively plant-based in 1991 after reading John Robbins’ book Diet for a New America whilst employed in Montreal, Canada as a post-doctoral research fellow.

He has developed and runs a workplace-based program known as The Wholefood Solution where staff receive intensive support to go whole food plant-based for three weeks – a first for Australia!

Peter is an accredited practicing dietitian with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, has a PhD in human genetics, an honours degree in Zoology and a BA in psychology. Peter is driven to achieve optimum health, both in himself and in others. He is a dedicated yoga practitioner, cycles 200km on most weeks, skis very fast, and competes in speed windsurfing, with a personal best of 42 knots (77km/hr).

Peter spent a decade as a left wing political activist campaigning in three countries and five cities. He runs a nutrition private practice: Perfect Human Food Consulting, offering individual consultations, workplace training, residential reboot programs, university lecturing and public speaking. Peter has spent the last 15 years working in health promotion/community development. Peter has a voracious interest in the latest research and developments in plant-based nutrition.