The Healthy Shift Worker
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HSW 21: My Journey So Far, and Why I Care So Much With Audra Starkey
02, Nov, 2016
In this week’s episode, Audra goes solo for the very first time – without a guest, and shares a little about what she’s been up to, and why she’s so passionate about improving the health and well-being of shift workers around the globe.
Having commenced shift work at the tender age of 22, and walking away from it after accepting a voluntary redundancy from Qantas in 2014, Audra shares her journey over the last 6 years whilst undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree (majoring in Nutritional Medicine), and why she decided to focus her research around the health and well-being of shift work workers.
Unbeknownst to her at the time, but her journey to becoming a Clinical Nutritionist took on a completely different direction as she soon discovered how chronic and ongoing sleep deprivation is having such detrimental effects on our health, which no one is talking about it – until now.
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Audra Starkey interviews experts on sleep, nutrition, weight management, stress relief and all topics relevant to shift work health. This fun, informative and engaging podcast will leave you feeling inspired to truly be a healthy shift worker.