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Emily Burch

Dietitian, Researcher & Lecturer, Southern Cross University

Emily is a Dietitian, Early Career Researcher and Lecturer currently working at Southern Cross University. Emily's vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians through diet and lifestyle modifications. Emily is passionate about advancing the impact of nutrition research via effective knowledge translation. She aims to communicate relevant, science-based nutrition messages to the public in an accessible way. Providing research credibility and expertise, Emily works towards bridging the gap between nutrition science and the practical implications for what it means for someone’s health.


  • –present
    Accredited Practising Dietitian , -


  • 2021 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2016 
    Griffith University , Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Class I Honours)
  • 2011 
    Queensland University of Technology , Bachelor of Mass Communication


  • 2023
    The prevalence of psychological distress in adults newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: Data from the Australian 3D case-series study,
  • 2022
    Maintaining an impact agenda when study findings point in multiple directions. Perspectives on the Australian 3D case series study,
  • 2021
    What happens to diet quality in people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? The 3D case-series study,
  • 2020
    Short-term improvements in diet quality in people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are associated with smoking status, physical activity and body mass index: the 3D case series study,
  • 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
    Nutrition care for prediabetes: a qualitative exploration of patient experiences,
  • 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,

Professional Memberships

  • Dietitians Association of Australia