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Emily Burch

(BNutDiet)(Griff), BACH(BMC)(QUT), PHD(PhD)(Griff)


Faculty of Health

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Gold Coast
Emily Burch


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Emily is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, early career researcher and lecturer. Emily's vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people living with diabetes. Her clinical background is in Aboriginal community healthcare in rural NSW. 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.


Emily's research approach is dedicated to enhancing healthcare for individuals with diabetes within both the Australian private and public health sectors. She is particularly committed to addressing the needs of individuals from non-English speaking and Indigenous backgrounds. Emily's research aims to contribute insights that can lead to more inclusive and effective healthcare strategies tailored to these communities. Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, she seeks to identify barriers to care, assess existing interventions, and propose targeted improvements. You can read more about Emily’s work and The 3D Study (How does Diet change with a Diagnosis with Diabetes) here.

Community engagement

Emily is an active nutrition contributor to The Conversation and regularly speaks on ABC radio.


Emily has co-supervised 2 x honours students to successful completion and can be contacted for HDR supervisory enquiries at SCU.


Emily is Course Coordinator and Lecturer for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management at SCU.


Dietitians Association of Australia (DA)

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)

Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)

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