The byrizz™ Rehab & Performance Podcast - Episode #18, 31 Dec 2021

Clinical Sports Nutrition - Prof. Louise Burke, Sports Dietitian

Louise and Trent Stellingwerff - 2 legends who make sports better with all their insights and research. Here at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Photo: Louise Burke, Twitter.  

Welcome to The byrizz Rehab & Performance Podcast episode number 18. The last episode of 2021! In this episode, I speak to Prof. Louise Burke.

Louise is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counseling of elite athletes. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport for thirty years, first as Head of Sports Nutrition and then as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games. Her publications include over 350 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 Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Louise 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. Louise was appointed as Chair in Sports Nutrition in the Mary MacKillop Institute of Health Research at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne in 2014 and took up this position in a full-time capacity in 2020.


  • Who is Louise Burke? Past, Present and future work
  • Clinical Sports Nutrition: The history behind the book and its editions
  • Eating disorders: Louise thoughts and advice about the issue
  • Supplementation: What, Why, and When? 
  • Louise roles at the Olympic Games

Want to catch up with Louise and get to know more about her work? Follow Louise on Twitter

The episode is in English and will be available on your favorite audible podcast resource from the 31th of December.
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Clinical Sports Nutrition, now in its sixth edition, is a cornerstone of the Sports Medicine series offered by McGraw Hill. It is an invaluable asset for all professionals and students who are either working in or seeking a career in sports science, coaching science, sports medicine, or sports dietetics. All chapters have been substantially revised and updated, with contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners in sports nutrition, sports science, and sports medicine. Contributors are experts in their field, with extensive practical experience working with elite and recreational athletes of different ages, abilities, and levels. Text: