Candice Chien-Yu Wen

Supervisors: A/Prof Amy Jordan, Dr Christian Nicholas

I have spent seven years flying as an international cabin crew and this has fostered my love for travelling. I have come into contact with many different cultures, eaten extraordinary food (and wine!) and made friendships all over the world. During the seven years, I’ve had many sleepless nights, developed a long-term relationship with fatigue that I’d rather not have, and often wondered how this could be changed. This ultimately led to my research proposal today. I want to study the sleep health of cabin crew with the aim of creating a fatigue management plan. Hopefully this would result in an improvement in aviation safety and quality of life for cabin crew.