A team that included several INTUE members was successful in obtaining funding of $951,708 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for a research project entitled “Optimising time use for health and wellbeing”. The project will integrate state-of-the-art technologies from mathematics and computer science to find the optimal balance between time spent sleeping, in sedentary behaviour, and in physical activity. A time-use optimisation tool will be developed, which will enable end users to design their best day for health and wellbeing, their “Goldilocks Day”, which is just right for them.

The project team includes the following chief investigators: Dr Dorothea Dumuid (Project Leader, University of South Australia); Prof Timothy Olds (University of South Australia); Prof Melissa Wake (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute); Prof Ron Kenett (KPA); Prof Frank Neumann (The University of Adelaide); A/Prof Zeljko Pedisic (Victoria University); Dr François Fraysse (University of South Australia), and A/Prof David Foster (University of South Australia). They will be supported by Dr Andrew Atkin (University of East Anglia), Prof Leon Straker (Curtin University), Prof Paul Jarle Mork (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and Dr Ross Smith (University of South Australia) as associate investigators.