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Managing food on shift work

Project Reference: 10-2013

Status: Completed

Commencement Date: February, 2014

Project Duration: 19 months


Due to changes in society and economic pressures, approximately 13% of the Irish population is employed in shift work. Internationally, shift work is reported to have negative consequences for the health of employees; however, little data exist on the lifestyle behaviours or the barriers and motivators to a healthy lifestyle among shift workers on the island of Ireland.

This project aims to develop a set of recommendations for a healthier lifestyle which will resonate with Irish shift workers, a comprehensive understanding of their eating habits and related lifestyle behaviours including the barriers and motivators to a healthy lifestyle.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Clare Corish, DIT


Dr John Kearney, DIT

Prof Barbara Livingstone, U



Managing food on shift work

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