Student researcher

Dr Sarah Hall Research Leader

This PhD investigated the effect of working on-call on the sleep and physiological stress of fire and emergency service workers. Participants in this study wore an activity monitor on their wrist for two weeks and completed a daily sleep and work diary, they also collected saliva samples for the first week of the study.

This data was used to examine how subjective and objective sleep is affected when working on-call from home and to quantify the effect of working on-call from home on the activity of the two main stress systems. The study found that some aspects of sleep and physiological stress are affected by this form of work scheduling.

This project was completed in July 2018.

Sarah Hall Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
How does operating on-call from home impact sleep, even when no call occurs?
Sally Ferguson Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
These various projects are looking at firefighter health and safety, particularly looking at the effects of...
Stress in fire and emergency service workers operating on-call from home
30 Jun 2017
How does working on-call from home affect your stress? Are you stressed in anticipation to a night call? Are...