Dr Phil Tucker was awarded 1.3m Swedish Krona (~£120k) by the Swedish Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare to study the impact of shift work on women, along with co-applicants from the Stress Research Institute of Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute.

Women tend to be more negatively affected by shiftwork than men. This two-year project will use large-scale longitudinal data to identify which factors (i.e. psychosocial job characteristics, shift schedule features and individual differences) predict females’ tolerance of shift work and identify ways of reducing the problems that they experience.

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