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Emily Burch

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Lecturer, Southern Cross University

Emily Burch is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Lecturer at Southern Cross University. She holds a PhD in Type 2 Diabetes and her current research is dedicated to enhancing the quality of care people living with diabetes receive in both the Australian private and public health sectors. As the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management at Southern Cross University, Emily plays a pivotal role in shaping the education landscape in her field. Emily is a passionate science communicator who aims to amplify the impact of nutrition research through effective knowledge translation. With a commitment to providing research credibility and expertise, she actively works to bridge the gap between nutrition science and the practical implications for individual health.


  • 2023–present
    Course coordinator, Southern Cross University
  • 2008–present
    Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Dietitians Association of Australia
  • 2020–2023
    Senior research assistant, University of Queensland


  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Dietitians Association of Australia