Professor Louise Burke is a sports dietitian with nearly 40 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She was Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) from 1990 to 2018, and continues at the AIS as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was also the dietitian for the Australian Olympic team for the summer Olympic Games from 1996 to 2012.
Professor Burke’s publications include more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and the authorship or editorship of several textbooks on sports nutrition. She is an editor of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
She was a founding member of the Executive of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to sports nutrition.
In 2014 she was appointed as Chair in Sports Nutrition for the Mary MacKillop Institute of Health Research at ACU in Melbourne.