This week we’re heading all the way to Germany to chat with Michael Wieden, the founder of Aliamos, a company that works with organisations to improve the health and well-being of employees by taking into consideration the unique biological rhythms of individuals. Things we discuss: 1. What is chronobiology, and why is it important for… Continue reading HSW 99: Shift Scheduling and Chronotypes with Michael Wieden
Headaches and night shift are quite synonymous with one another, as is often the case, after a string of early shifts. In this episode, Audra shares some of the causes of headaches (besides the obvious of sleep deprivation), along with some suggestions on how to reduce your chances of getting them in the first place.… Continue reading HSW 98: Minimising Headaches After Night Shift
A healthy shift worker – myth or a reality? In today’s episode, we discuss this exact topic with Roger Sutherland who has been a police officer for over 35 years, and is part of an emergency services family with a son, daughter and partner who also work 24/7. Some of the things that we discuss… Continue reading HSW 97: Becoming a Healthy Shift Worker with Roger Sutherland
This week we’re chatting with Dr Nadine Hamilton, a psychologist, author and leading authority in veterinary wellbeing based on the Gold Coast. She is the owner of Positive Psych Solutions, a boutique psychology practise that specialises in supporting the health and wellbeing of veterinary and wildlife professionals, and author of the best-selling book “Coping with… Continue reading HSW 96: Veterinarian Wellness with Dr Nadine Hamilton
Today we’re talking about the benefits of exercise when it comes to managing our mental health – in particular around the topic of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Beck Lawther, a Police Officer with the Victorian Police Service based in Melbourne. Beck is also the co-founder of Triple Zero Fit, a personal training… Continue reading HSW 95: Exercise, Mental Health and PTSD with Beck Lawther
Today we’re talking all things jet-lag with Dr Sun Bin from the University of Sydney who is an epidemiologist and public health researcher, who has a particular interest in sleep and circadian rhythms. Dr Sun Bin and her team are currently working on a research project with Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, called “Project Sunrise” to… Continue reading HSW 94: Project Sunrise and Jet Lag with Dr Sun Bin.
Are you struggling to lose weight whilst working 24/7? If so, this episode is for you! Today I’m talking with Associate Professor Maxine Bonham who is a registered nutritionist and research academic at Monash University in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food here in Australia. Maxine is currently involved in research examining some of… Continue reading HSW 93: Weight Loss Study for Shift Workers with Professor Maxine Bonham
Are you a shift worker living in Brisbane or know someone who is? If so, this podcast is for you! In conjunction with the launch of my new book ‘Too Tired To Cook’, I’m super excited to announce my first ever Healthy Shift Worker Live Event in Brisbane, which is open to the general public!… Continue reading HSW 92: Live Event – Brisbane!
In today’s episode, we’re talking all things chrononutrition with Dr Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey, in the United Kingdom. Dr Johnston is a world expert and researcher in the field of chrononutrition, and has led many studies looking at the links between circadian, metabolic and nutritional physiology including the analysis of timed meal… Continue reading HSW 91: Chrononutrition with Dr Jonathan Johnston
This week I’m talking all things fatigue, and how to reduce it without relying on pills and potions, and stimulants such as energy drinks. To do this, I discuss how to optimise our circadian rhythms or natural sleep/wake cycle using circadian medicine strategies because the single most common cause of fatigue for shift workers, is… Continue reading HSW 90: Reducing Fatigue When Working 24/7