Shirley Mcilvenny

Organizing Committee Member (NSFT - 2018)

Professor
National Institute of Integrative Medicine
Australia
Biography

Prof Shirley Mcilvenny MD, MBBCh, FRCGP(UK), FRACGP, DRCOG, Harvard Macy Scholar is a family physician and nutritional doctor at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, UK and completed her MD thesis at Queen’s on Fatigue in a Developing Country. Dr Shirley MD is currently CEO of the Food Coach Institute which offers nutritional training worldwide and is also President of the International Association of Health and Nutrition Coaches.

Previously she was Head of Family and Community Medicine at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University and Professor of Education at Bond University, Queensland, Australia. She spearheaded the first MRCGP International, a College Board Examination coupled with post-graduate training in Family Medicine in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners in London, UK.

Research Interest
Her current research interests include new theories of dietary management of Type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes, obesity and nutritional interventions in mental health. Dr Shirley MD has developed on online resource and nutritional programs for Diabetes patients- the ALIVE Program. This is being rolled out globally to combat the current world-wide epidemic of diabetes.