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Mike Duncan is a BASES-accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist with research interests in the field of children, physical activity, exercise and obesity. As of July 2013 he has published over 70 peer reviewed journal papers, 20 books or chapters in edited books and over 110 peer reviewer conference presentations. He is a member of the European College of Sports Science, American College of Sports Medicine, United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and exercise Sciences. He has experience in wokring with elite athletes in prescribing exercise programmes and evaluating performance and also has worked extensively with community groups on topics such as physical activity interventions in children and adolescents and the effects of nutritional manipulation on cognitive and functional performance in older adults.

Research Interests

Obesity; Ergogenic Aids; Kinanthropometry; Physical Activity; Active Videogaming; Exercise Physiology; Strength and Conditioning

Vision Statement

My research is inspired from trying to understand the ways in which exercise can influence human performance and health. In my research I aim to understand the impact of exercise on a range of variables including health and cognitive performance in diverse groups including children, older adults, those with overweight and obesity and elite athletes.

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Research Output 2004 2018

Construct Validity of the Resistance Training Skills Battery in Children aged 7-10 years

Duncan, M., Lawson, C., Hurst, J., Tallis, J., Jones, V. M. & Eyre, E. 19 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Sports Sciences. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resistance Training
Muscle Strength

Effects of external loads on postural sway during quiet stance in adults aged 20–80 years

Hill, M., Duncan, M., Oxford, S., Kay, A. & Price, M. Jan 2018 In : Applied Ergonomics. 66, p. 64-69 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human Engineering
Activities of Daily Living
measurement method
Open Access
Sensory Feedback
Motor Activity
Body Mass Index

Activities 2003 2015

  • 21 Participation in conference
  • 21 Editorial activity
  • 5 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

3rd Symposio Treino Da Forca E da Condicao Fisica Em Crancas E Jovens

Duncan, M. (Keynote Speaker)
3 Dec 20154 Dec 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

8th Annual World Health Organisation, Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) Europe group meeting

Duncan, M. (Speaker)
26 Sep 201227 Sep 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

American College of Sports Medicine – Annual Conference

Duncan, M. (Speaker)
29 May 20122 Jun 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

1st Strength, Conditioning and Sports Therapy Research Symposium

Duncan, M. (Speaker)
28 Jun 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science

Duncan, M. (Speaker)
4 Jul 20127 Jul 2012

Activity: Participation in conference