Fitness-to-fly and the safety role of air cabin crew: personal, social and managerial challenges

Sander-Grout, Andrea (2021) Fitness-to-fly and the safety role of air cabin crew: personal, social and managerial challenges. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Andrea Sander-Grout investigated the impact of cabin crew fitness-to-fly on flight safety and public health. She found that there is significant uncertainty surrounding crewmember exposure to occupational hazards, with potential impacts on flight safety, individual and public health. Aviation and public health stakeholders are using her results in policy development.

Item ID: 76705
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Asian passenger behavior, aviation food safety, blog analysis, cabin crew health, cabin crew, cultural similarities and differences, disease transmission, fitness-to–fly issues, food handler, food hygiene, foodborne disease, incident analysis, in-flight management, international air travel, narrative community, passenger safety
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Andrea Sander-Grout.
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Two publications included in Chapters 2 and 5 have been redacted due to copyright restrictions.

Four publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Grout, Andrea (2017) Managing Asian tourists on long-haul flights. In: Pearce, Philip L., and Wu, Mao-Ying, (eds.) The World Meets Asian Tourists. Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, 7 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 93-110.

Chapter 4: Grout, Andrea, Howard, Natasha, Coker, Richard, and Speakman, Elizabeth M. (2017) Guidelines, law, and governance: disconnects in the global control of airline-associated infectious diseases. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17 (4). pp. 118-122.

Chapter 4: Sander-Grout, Andrea, and Russell, Richard C. (2021) Aircraft disinsection: what is the usefulness as a public health measure? Journal of Travel Medicine, 28 (2).

Chapter 6: Grout, Andrea, and Leggat, Peter (2021) Cabin crew health and fitness-to-fly: opportunities for re-evaluation amid COVID-19. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 40. 101973.

Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 01:25
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