Dr Leila Dehghan - Plant-based Health Justice

Sunday, 25 February 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Photo of Dr Leila Dehghan holding a sign which says Vegans for Palestine at a solidarity rally
    On this show we speak with Dr Leila Dehgan, doctor, plant-based nutritionist and Founding Director of Plant-based Health Justice.
Born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Vienna, Austria, Leila is a plant-based nutritionist and social justice activist. With a background in medicine, Leila had to pivot her career path due to debilitating migraines.
Although Leila’s journey to veganism started as an animal rescuer, she later discovered the power of a whole food plant-based diet and healed her migraines through diet. This experience shifted her professional interests. She pursued a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate at eCornell, part of Cornell University, and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition from University College London.
Navigating life as a vegan of colour and an immigrant in Austria and the UK, she brings a unique awareness of the intersectionality of different social identities and injustices. Leila passionately champions an anti-oppressive approach within the realms of animal rights and vegan activism, leading her to found Plant-based Health Justice, a non-profit social justice charity dedicated to cultivating justice, equity, and compassion to create a healthier and more sustainable world for all.
Music played:
Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.


The Freedom of Species Team