Clinical Services

February 2020

Women at Work


The Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory at the University of Sydney are conducting research addressing thermal comfort in working women, specifically how menopause may effect the perception of temperature.

You are eligible to participate if you are:

  • Between 40 to 60 years

  • A healthy, non-smoker able to perform light exercise for extended periods

  • Experiencing regular menstrual cycles


OR, you are currently experiencing postmenopause (and hot flushes).

What do we need from you?


  • Between 5-13 hours of your time (total), each trial is approximately 4 hours

  • Multiple skin measurements (temperature, skin blood flow, local sweat rate)

What do we provide?

  • Compensation for your time

  • Flexibility in visiting hours

We look forward to hearing from you!


Contact for more information

Sarah Carter


Submitted by Sarah Carter

NSW Health advice for healthcare workers, staff, healthcare students and volunteers in NSW


Precautionary measures are being put place in response to the evolving novel coronavirus situation. Note that the risk of infection observed to date in returning travellers with symptoms of respiratory illness is low.


Healthcare workers, staff, healthcare students and volunteers who have:


Visited Hubei Province of China

  • must be isolated in their home for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province, other than for seeking individual medical care

  • should contact their supervisor

  • if they feel ill or become unwell with respiratory illness (even if mild) seek medical attention as soon as possible

  • call the Healthdirect helpline 1800 022 222 for advice or attend their emergency department but phone the ED before attending

Visited China (other than Hubei Province) and work in patient care areas (i.e. have contact with patients)

  • should be excluded from patient care areas until 14 days have lapsed from date of departure

  • should contact their supervisor

  • where possible, should be redeployed to non-patient care duties

Visited China (other than Hubei Province) and work in non-patient care areas (i.e. do not have contact with patients)

  • should continue to attend work as long as they are well


Transited through Chinese airports within the past 14 days

  • should advise their supervisor

  • be considered on a case by case basis, based on transit time and ability to closely monitor symptoms and isolate themselves rapidly if they occur


If you have any questions please contact your manager or team leader.


The most up-to-date information on coronavirus can be found on the NSW Health website.




Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of NSW Health


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