Accredited Dietitian/Nutritionist & Researcher, Griffith University

My vision is to communicate relevant, science-based nutrition messages to the public in a straightforward way. Providing research credibility and expertise, I work towards bridging the gap between nutrition science and the practical implications for what it means for someone’s health.

Through my current research, I am working towards improving the management of people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Australia. I have an active research collaboration with Diabetes Australia and The Healthy Primary Care team at Griffith University and am in the final stages of the PhD. I investigate how diet quality changes over time after diagnosis with type 2 diabetes. I am also an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), active media writer for www.theconversation.com and a nutrition communicator at www.sproutjournal.com. In 2016 I received a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics with First Class Honours from Griffith University. I also have a Bachelor in Mass Communication (majoring in International Journalism and Public Relations) from the Queensland University of Technology.

If you have a project you would like to discuss with me (whether it be scientific writing, online articles, website content or a research opportunity), then please get in touch at emily.burch@griffithuni.edu.au.

Experience

  • –present
    Accredited Practising Dietitian , -
  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Griffith University

Education

  • 2016 
    Griffith University , Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Class I Honours)
  • 2011 
    Queensland University of Technology , Bachelor of Mass Communication

Publications

  • 2019
    Nutrition care for prediabetes: a qualitative exploration of patient experiences,
  • 2019
    ‘I could have made those changes years earlier’: experiences and characteristics associated with receiving a prediabetes diagnosis among individuals recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,
  • 2019
    How Does Diet Change with A Diagnosis of Diabetes? Protocol of the 3D Longitudinal Study,
  • 2018
    Dietary intake by food group of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review,
  • 2017
    Dietitians' Perspectives on Teaching Nutrition to Medical Students,