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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

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role play

A new waist-to-height ratio predicts abdominal adiposity in adults

Nevill, A. M., Stewart, A., Olds, T. & Duncan, M. 10 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Waist-Hip Ratio
Waist Circumference
Body Mass Index
Weights and Measures
Regression Analysis

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Resistance Training
Mental Competency
Muscle Strength
2 Citations

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Activities of Daily Living

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

Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference

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

Activity: Participation in conference

1st Strength, Conditioning and Sports Therapy Research Symposium

Duncan, M. (Speaker)
28 Jun 2012

Activity: Participation in conference