Susie Burrell wanted to be a dietitian from the time she was just 15 years old and studied both Psychology and Nutrition & Dietetics at Wollongong University. Susie is now one of Australia’s leading dietitians, known for her extensive background in both nutrition and psychology and for her practical, easy to understand approach to diet, nutrition and wellbeing.
Early in her career, she spent almost 10 years working at The Children’s Hospital and with elite sporting teams including the St George Illawarra Dragons and the South African Blue Bulls where she gained much applied experience working with children, families and elite athletes.
In 2004 she started representing the Dietitians Association of Australia as a media spokesperson and regularly began appearing in both print and television media commenting on all areas of diet, weight loss and nutrition. Since then, she has been the resident nutritionist on Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Fresh TV and for Dolly magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph Body and Soul, Cosmopolitan, ALPHA and GQ. She is currently seen regularly on Sunrise, Today Tonight, The Australian Women’s Weekly and Australian Women’s Fitness Magazine.
Susie is currently the resident dietitian on Channel’s 7’s SUNRISE and has a weekly radio segment on the top rating 2GB Afternoon Program with Chris Smith. Susie currently contributes regularly to smh.com.au, Australian Women’s Fitness, CLEO and Woman’s Day magazines and she is the consultant dietitian at Sydney University Sport, Body Science international, Go Natural Foods, Peppercorn Food Company and SIMPLE skincare.
With a love of writing, comes the writing of books and in 2009, her first book “Losing the last 5kg” was launched. Since then she has also released “Lose Weight Fast” and her third book, “The Monday to Friday Diet” was released in January 2013. Susie also blogs regularly at www.susieburrell.com.au and runs her online program www.shapeme.com.au.
When she is not writing or speaking to corporates on all areas of health, nutrition and performance, she maintains a busy practice in Sydney.
Currently Susie is also completing a Master’s Degree in Coaching Psychology at Sydney University which takes up much of her spare time but as you would expect, she is a fan of all things health and wellbeing, and so in her limited downtime can usually be found indulging in long walks around Sydney or entertaining friends with healthy, home prepared meals. She also has an incurable love of Icehouse, Burmese cats and eyelashes.
What do you like most about being a dietitian?
I really love meeting new people and most of all, I love helping to make their lives better via eating well and getting their weight under control. I have to say that I genuinely love 95% of my clients.
If I was not in nutrition I would be
A journalist or psychologist
In my spare time you will find me
Exercising, going on long walks around Sydney, writing or chilling with my boyfriend in Balmain.
My friends say I am
Driven, intense, focused and incredibly loyal.
What is most important to me
Quality time with the most important people in my life and doing the best job in the chosen career I can