Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University
Duncan is a Senior Research Fellow in Obesity and Physical Activity at Leeds Beckett University. He has been involved in obesity research since the commencement of community-based child weight management interventions in the UK in 1999. He has held appointments in academia and as Research Manager for three of the UK’s leading weight management service providers. He is Whole Systems Approach theme lead for Leeds Beckett University’sand was lead researcher and guidance developer for the PHE commissioned Whole Systems Obesity programme. He has also recently acted as an advisory group member for the Evaluability Assessment for Scotland’s Diet and Healthy weight delivery plan, and was a member of the ESRC funded Obesity Strategic Network: Whole Systems Approach. His published work and continued research interests focus on evaluation of complex adaptive systems, the obesogenic environment and whole system approaches to complex public health challenges.