QF Study into Jetlag

 Qantas Study – 19 June 2018


“We’re all looking at how we can prepare passengers ahead of their long haul flight, and of course on board and when they arrive at their destinations; we want our customers to feel their best at the end of their flight with us.”    Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO


Qantas and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have announced a world first air travel health and wellbeing partnership to reshape customers' experience of long haul flights.  

Qantas passengers are set to benefit from a world first collaboration between the airline and one of Australia’s leading academic institutions to reshape the travel experience.  

The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre will work with Qantas to help develop the airline’s new approach to long haul travel ahead of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights this year.

The centre brings together researchers across a variety of fields from nutrition to physical activity, sleep and complex systems modelling.

Research projects include strategies to counteract jetlag, on-board exercise and movement, menu design and service timing, pre and post-flight preparation, transit lounge wellness concepts and cabin environment including lighting and temperature.

Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli is the lead on the food and nutrition aspect of the Centre’s partnership with Qantas.

Margaret's research interests include all aspects of dietetics from food and nutritional science to prevention of lifestyle associated chronic disease tand evidence-based dietetic management of chronic disease. She is interested in development of qualitative and quantitative tools and methods used for dietetic practice and research and innovative delivery methods in mobile and electronic health for health promotion and diet counselling. Margaret is leader of the Wireless Wellbeing research node for the Charles Perkins Centre.

Her most recent research work is in public health addressing the rising rates of obesity among young adults and the sequelae for chronic disease rates and social and economic impact. She is involved in randomised controlled trials of behavioural interventions using mHealth for promotion of healthy lifestyle in the young and for treatment of type 2 diabetes in middle-age.

She is the principle investigator of a state-wide study of dietary intakes and the social and environmental contexts of eating in 18 to 30 year-olds. She has experience in analyses of cohort studies and secondary statistical analyses of National Health Survey data set. She is researching measurement of energy balances and relative contributions of different physical activities at a population level as well as food and nutrient intakes. 



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