About Mark

I started Mark Hinchey Naturopathy in May 2012. The intention was to create a practice that focused on the use of scientific evidence to inform my clinical-decisions, as a way to improve patient care and safety. I believe that the use of quality scientific evidence has helped me to make effective decisions with, and for, my patients in order for them to achieve the outcome they envisioned.

Today, my practice is driven by a strong intention to empower each patient, using the latest research evidence to educate patients on how they can apply research evidence to their current health concern. Said another way, my want for patients is to limit their need for practitioner care, and for the patient to drive their own health.

My passion is to work with patients who want to improve their mental health, with a special interest in stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.


My Education

  • PhD Candidate (Higher Education) (University of Newcastle)
  • Master of Health Education (Nutrition)(University of Newcastle)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) (Charles Sturt University) 
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours) (University of Newcastle)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Honours) (University of Newcastle)
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Australian Institute of Applied Sciences)
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (Australian Institute of Applied Sciences)
  • Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (Australian Institute of Applied Sciences)

Research Publications

Hinchey, M. & Laura, R.S. (2018). Pedagogical Considerations for Educators Teaching an EBP Curriculum - A Guide for Educators Delivering a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) in Australia (Part I). The Australian Journal of Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine. Submitted Manuscript.

Hinchey, M. & Laura, R.S. (2018). Pedagogical Considerations for Educators Teaching an EBP Curriculum - A Guide for Educators Delivering a Bachelor of Health  Science (Naturopathy) in Australia (Part II). The Australian Journal of Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine. Submitted Manuscript.

Hinchey, M. & Laura, R.S. (2018). Exploring the Nature of Clinical Decision-Making in Naturopathy: The Importance of Developing Graduates Who Can Apply Clinical Reasoning. Journal of Current Research, Accepted Manuscript - In Press.

Hinchey, M. & Laura, R.S. (2018). Can Evidence-Based Practice Revolutionise the Profession of Naturopathy. Journal of Current Research, Accepted Manuscript - 30384.

Hinchey, M. & Laura, R.S. (2018). Metaphysics of Food: Improving Health by Reconceptualising our Relationship to Food. International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research, 4, 2, 1-5.

Hinchey, M. & Laura, R.S. (2017). The Growth of Complementary Medicine: A Global Perspective. International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research, 4, 12, 1-6.

Laura, R.S., Chapman, A. & Hinchey, M. (2009). A Paradigm Shift in Health. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Massachussets.

Hinchey, M. (2009). Reconceptualising the philosophical foundations of health  education with respect to the impact of food technology on human health. Thesis Publication: University of Newcastle.


Conference Papers

Hinchey, M. (2018). Pedagogical Considerations for Educators Teaching an EBP Curriculum - A Guide for Educators Delivering a Bachelor of Health  Science (Naturopathy) in Australia. University of Newcastle, 7th September, 2018. SSTAR Conference, University of Newcastle.


Academic Positions

Higher Education Course Developer, Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), WEA Hunter, Newcastle.

Program Coordinator for Higher Education, WEA Hunter, Newcastle.

Personal Life

I have overcome, and continue to overcome my own anxiety, depression and addictions. I am grateful for the life I have. I have been married to Lindsay for 16 years, and we have 4 children together.