Scientific publications & writing.

Emily can be contacted for freelance writing opportunities in the realm of nutrition, dietetics and general health and wellbeing.

Some of her most current work is listed below.


1. Laur C, Burch E, Williams LT, et al. (2022). Maintaining an impact agenda when study findings point in multiple directions. Perspectives on the Australian 3D case series study. BMJ Nutr, Prev & Health. DOI: 10.1136/bmjnph-2022-summit2022.4

2. Burch E, Williams LT, Thalib L, Ball L (2022). What happens to diet quality in people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? The 3D case-series study. J Hum Nutr Diet, 35, 191-201, DOI:

3. Burch E, Williams LT, Thalib L, Ball L (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. Nutrition and Diabetes, 10, 25, DOI: 10.1038/s41387-020-0128-3

4. Burch E, Williams LT, Makepeace H, Alston-Knox C, Ball L (2020). How Does Diet Change with A Diagnosis of Diabetes? Protocol of the 3D Longitudinal Study. Nutrients, 11 (1), 158, DOI: 10.3390/nu11010158

5. Somerville M, Burch E, Ball L, Williams LT (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. Family Practice, 37 (3), 382-289, DOI:

6. Burch E, Ball L, Somerville M, Williams LT (2018). Dietary intake by food group of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 137, 160-172, DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.12.016

7. Somerville M, Ball L, Burch E, Rigby R, Williams LT. (2019). Nutrition care for prediabetes: A qualitative exploration of patient experiences. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25:3, XLVIII.

8. Burch E, Crowley J, Laur C, Ray S & Ball L (2017). Dietitians’ Perspectives on Teaching Nutrition to Medical Students. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 36:6, 415-421, DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2017.1318316


1. The Conversation
Health Check: what should I eat to improve my skin?

2. The Conversation
Do vitamin drips really work? The evidence says no so save your money and eat real food

3. The Conversation
Feeling bloated, hungry or bored after salad? These tips might help

4. The Conversation
Bring a plate! What to take to Christmas lunch that looks impressive (but won’t break the bank)

5. The Conversation
Don’t like drinking plain water? 10 healthy ideas for staying hydrated this summer

6. Health Check – Griffith University
Is fresh produce better than frozen?

7. The Guardian (contributor)
Are personalised vitamins the key to good health?