Project Outline:

World-first study trialling weight loss interventions in night shift workers.

night shiftShift workers are an essential part of our economy and community, with almost 1 in 5 employed Australians being shift workers. But unfortunately, the nature of shift work also increases an individual at greater risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With the challenge of irregular sleeping and eating patterns, this makes traditional weight loss plans hard to follow.

To help combat this issue, we are looking at diet plans that are flexible to the demands of working night shifts. Our SWIFt study will explore these diet plans as a solution to helping shift workers lose weight and live healthier lives.

SWIFt is funded by the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) and is a joint partnership between Monash University and the University of South Australia.

Principal Investigators:

Siobhan Banks
Research Professor, UniSA Justice & Society
MC1-03, Magill Campus
Alison Coates
Dean of Research, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance
C8-54, City East Campus
Jill Dorrian
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise , Chancellery and Council Services
H2-36, Magill Campus

Post-doctoral research Fellow:

Sharayah Carter
Adjunct Research Fellow, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance
BJ1-41, City East Campus
Michelle Rogers
Course Coordinator, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance
BJ3-47, City East Campus

HDR Student:

  • Ms Yan Yin Phoi