Dr Emily Burch

Researcher for Healthy Primary Care
Griffith University
Griffith University

Gold Coast, QLD

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


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 the Healthy Primary Care team at Griffith University investigating 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 2021 I received my PhD from Griffith University. I also received a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics with First Class Honours from Griffith University in 2016 and a Bachelor in Mass Communication (majoring in International Journalism and Public Relations) from the Queensland University of Technology in 2011

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 e.burch@griffith.edu.au.