Vicki Deakin, MSc, BSc, Dip T, Grad Dip Nutr Diet, APD
Vicki is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canberra and convenes the undergraduate course in Human Nutrition and post graduate course in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Population Health Research team at the GADI Research Centre and Sports Dietitian with the ACT Academy of Sport in Canberra. Her involvement with elite athletes dates back to her initiation of the nutrition services at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1985. She is passionate about enhancing professional education opportunities in sports nutrition for coaches and has developed a distance course for the Australian Coaching Council to facilitate this process. Her research interests include iron deficiency, dietary survey methods, and determining barriers and facilitators that affect food choice and physical activity behaviours in different population groups.
Louise Burke, PhD, BSc, Grad Dip Diet, FSMA, FACSM
Louise has been the Head of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institue of Sport since 1990 and has over 25 years experience in counselling and educating athletes. She has been appointed as a Visiting Professor of Sports Nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne where she is involved in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate education in Sports Nutrition. Her research interests include post-exercise recovery, nutritional ergogenic aids, carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise, and fluid needs in sport. She has produced a number of education resources for athletes, coaches, students and practitioners, including best-selling books. She was appointed as the Dietitian to the Australia Olympic Team for the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and is a Fellow of Sports Dietitians Australia.