Tracy Burrows

Tracy is an Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She is highly passionate about all things food, food behaviours, and communicating high quality, evidence-based information about diet and nutrition.
Tracy has published over 80 research papers and is involved in all aspects of teaching; from undergraduate through to postgraduate, where she supervises a variety of students.
Tracy has a focus on dietary assessment methods where she employs novel biomarkers as objective measures of diet, child obesity and translation community to clinical services and food addiction, which is a rapidly emerging area of research.
Areas of Expertise:
- Dietary assessment using biomarkers
- Childhood obesity
- Nutrition translation in community and clinical settings
- Food addiction

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Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Applying skills (edX)

Develop effective communication skills to support your patients who may be trying to improve their diet to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Learn how to apply techniques for communication of evidence-based brief nutrition messages, explain common misconceptions, and identify when to refer to a dietitian [...]

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key concepts (edX)

Learn about the role of nutrition communication in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Find out how to identify diet-related health risk, barriers to change, and how to start healthy conversations to assist others in achieving nutrition related health [...]

The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths (edX)

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