- Research area
Build and support a sustainable workforce
- Research project
A structured health intervention to improve physical activity, nutrition and sleep in offshore windfarm workers
- Lead supervisor
- PhD Student
- Supervisory Team
Dr James King (Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology - School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University)
This Research Project is part of the Aura CDT’s The wellbeing triad: improving the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive health of workers in the offshore windfarm sector Cluster.
Offshore wind farm working environments are not conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Evidence shows that offshore technicians spend most of their time being sedentary when working and the small amount of time spent in physical movement is often physically intense, leading to a high cardiovascular load. Yet there has been limited attention to health promotion efforts. This project will develop and test in a pilot study a structured health Intervention that is multicomponent and theory-driven, targeting physical activity, diet and excessive sitting.