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Emma Hanley Burden

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Emma Hanley Burden has a passion for food and educating others about how to achieve good health through nutrition. Emma completed an Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle in 2019. Her Honours research project was on Australasian screening and identification processes for disordered eating and eating disorders in youth with type 1 diabetes, which she presented at the Nutrition Society of Australia 43rd Annual Scientific meeting. Her first career was as a professional ballerina performing worldwide for over 8 years with Bayerisches Staatsballett and Magdeburg Ballet Company in Germany and Singapore Dance Theatre. Her interest in becoming a dietitian emerged during her ballet career where she understood the value of healthy eating. Emma also has 5 years teaching experience, teaching ballet, national character, classical repertoire and nutrition and anatomy at National College of Dance, Newcastle. Emma’s intended career focus is to combine her knowledge of the ballet industry and dietetics to support and guide young dancers to become the healthiest version of themselves to allow for longevity as a dancer and beyond.

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