Study to assess the effects of flexible computer-based work from home on health and well-being

18 Oct 2021

Study to assess the effects of flexible computer-based work from home on health and well-being

 

A collaboration between researchers at The University of Newcastle, Australia, Baylor University, USA and University of Birmingham are investigating the links between flexible computer-based work practices and health and well-being (work-related musculoskeletal disorders, mental well-being, job stress, physical activity, sleep).

 

COVID-19 has changed the way everyone works. Working from home means more time spent on computers, raising concerns about the effects of prolonged and suboptimal sitting postures on health.

 

We are seeking people who spend approximately 75% or more of their working hours on a computer or other mobile device (e.g., laptop, tablet, smart phone) to complete an online anonymous survey. Participants do not need to be working from home, but they must be between 18 and 65 years of age.

 

To find out more, and access the survey, please go to: https://sydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Fpi6rr7IbH5o8u

 

For more information, contact either:

Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass

Suzanne.Snodgrass@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Nicola Heneghan

n.heneghan@bham.ac.uk