Health Sciences

Professor Louise Burke

Louise BurkeProfessor Louise Burke is the Head of Sports Nutrition at the AIS, among her many duties at the AIS, she provides nutritional services for Road Cycling and Track & Field programs within Australia’s Winning Edge program.

Louise joined ACU as the Chair in Sports Nutrition in the School of Exercise Science and is part of our High Performance Sport lecturing team. Her primary research focus includes Nutritional periodisation – fat adaptation, fluid needs for optimal performance, carbohydrate metabolism and performance of exercise, protein needs for adaptation and recovery and many more.

She has over 250 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, has written many books including two textbooks (“Practical Sports Nutrition” and “Clinical Sports Nutrition”), several general interest books (“Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance” and "Caffeine for Sports Performance") and five cookbooks.

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