Our Team 

Melissa Wilkinson, B.Psych (Hons.)

Melissa is one of BodyWell Institutes leading practitioners in the application of science and human psychology. She brings an exceptional skill set in the art of improving well-being through mind-body medicine. Melissa is our leading expert of research in a range of specialised areas including:


  • Metabolic health and bioenergetics

  • The application evidence-based management of psychosomatic dysfunctions

  • The application of supplementation for optimizing mind-body health

  • Psychological science behind human behavior and motivation


Academia and research is just part of what Melisa brings to BodyWell Institute, she is also a qualified Personal trainer and understands the what it’s like to changes people’s lives with the use of fitness and strength and conditioning. She was a leading trainer in body transformation applying knowledge of science and psychology in fitness to lead to life changing results that last.


“Most people either know how to improve their health and wellbeing but not many people can make change to transform their life using principles they already know. This is where psychology is required to bridge the application of science in health and wellbeing”


Education & Qualifications


Postgraduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

Bachelor of Medical Studies/ Doctor of Medicine (current)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Prof. Diploma in Dietary Supplementation

Certificate III & IV Fitness 


Dr Chris McLellan

Considered one of the leaders in sports science and strength and conditioning around the world, Dr Chris McLellan founded Fitness Science to provide a new standard in fitness education, training, programs and products on an international scale. With a diverse skill set that includes a Phd in Exercise and Sports Science and a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, Dr McLellan complements his formal qualifications with nationally and internationally accredited Olympic Weightlifting, Sports Power, Strength & Conditioning Coaching and Cert III & IV in Fitness qualifications. 


Dr McLellan is the Coordinator of Sports Science for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL) where he works with performance staff to develop and implement player monitoring, injury prevention and performance optimisation strategies as part of the teams Physical Performance Team. Chris concurrently holds positions as Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Bond University where he is the program head for the Master in High Performance Science and is Chair of the Australian Rugby Union / Bond University Sports Science and Sports Medicine Committee. Dr McLellan is an internationally recognised speaker on contact sport, athlete performance, monitoring and injury rehabilitation and is an editorial board member of a number of international sports medicine and sports science journals.


  • PhD, Exercise and Sports Science

  • Master of Physiotherapy (M.Phty)

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (B.Ex.Sc)


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