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Randomised controlled trial of a light intervention to enhance alertness and performance in night shiftworkers [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Light intervention for shiftworkers

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/545871]

Researchers: Prof Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Sally Ferguson Prof David Kennaway Prof Steven Lockley Prof Naomi Rogers

Brief description Shiftworkers commonly experience high levels of fatigue during night shift, with decreased alertness and performance levels, placing them at high risk for accidents and injuries. Despite the large number of shiftworkers in Australia, effective fatigue management tools are lacking. Light increases alertness, and may provide an unobtrusive means to increase safety in shiftworkers. We will study the effectiveness of a novel method of light exposure to improve alertness in night shiftworkers.

Funding Amount $AUD 708,736.83

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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