Dr Nick Wright

MBChB, General Practitioner (MRNZCGP GPEP3), Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (ASLM/IBLM)

Nick Wright is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical school and a registrar general practitioner in Gisborne. Dr Wright confirmed his passion for the plant-based lifestyle when he interned at the McDougall 10-Day Programme and TrueNorth Health Centre in Santa Rosa, California. Since 2013 he has been volunteering on research for the plant-based diet in the community setting. He was lead author on the BROAD study which was published in 2017. He is working with colleagues Morgen, Patrick and Bruce on the “End Diabetes Gisborne East coast” (EDGE) trial, which is supported by Eastland Community Trust (ECT) and Turanga Health. In 2017 he was honoured with a Kiwibank Local Hero Medal for his contributions to charity.

He and Morgen also run free online video programmes explaining the how-to for following plant-based diet at plantbasedvideos.com.