[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1064231]
A/Pr Clare Anderson
Prof Steven Lockley
Prof Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam
Brief description It is well-established that women respond more poorly than men to shift work schedules, having more health complaints, more drowsiness and more accidents at work than men. The physiological cause of this sex difference is not known. Our research suggests that differences in the circadian rhythms of women and men may promote shift work intolerance in women. This study is designed to examine sex differences in the effect of office-level light on the biological clock during a simulated night shift.
Funding Amount $AUD 562,002.57
Funding Scheme Project Grants
Standard Project Grant