Charlotte is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Appleton Institute. Her research focusses on optimising the performance and safety of shiftworkers by targeting on-shift behaviours such as eating. Her research interests include, shiftwork, cognitive performance, driving safety, nutrition, physical activity, and worker health and safety.
Charlotte completed her undergraduate honours degree in Psychology at the University of South Australia in 2015, and then began her PhD at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of South Australia in 2016. Charlotte’s PhD work focussed on altering 24 hour eating patterns for shiftworkers to improve safety on shift, and she found that a snack during the nightshift is optimal for best performance.
Charlotte has experience with undergraduate teaching in Psychology, conducting laboratory research, and conducting field research with shift workers to look at the impact of shifts on meal timing.