Associate Professor Mitch Duncan is a HMRI and University of Newcastle researcher. Mitch's research helps us to understand how our patterns of physical activity and sleep influence our health, and helps people to be more physically active and sleep better using digital technology.
View Mitch's research outputs on his University of Newcastle profile >
Associate Professor Mitch Duncan is National Heart Foundation Future Leaders Fellow in the School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Centre for Active Living and Learning at the University of Newcastle.
His Fellowship research, funded by the National Heart Foundation of Australia, is focused on understanding how physical activity and sleep combine to impact health and the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions to improve these behaviours.
Associate Professor Duncan has published over 95 manuscripts and has supervised 6 PhD and 2 Masters students to completion. The quality of his research has been recognised by numerous awards including Queensland Young Tall Poppy Award and National Heart Foundation Queensland Researcher of the Year (2013).
Over the course of his career Associate Professor Duncan has secured over $5 million in competitive grant funding including grants from the National Heart Foundation of Australia, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, Queensland Government, Safework SA, and New Zealand National Heart Foundation.
My research interests focus on improving understanding of how physical activity and sleep jointly impact health and how we can use technology to deliver interventions to people to improve these behaviours.
A lot of my intervention research uses websites, ‘apps’, activity trackers and combinations of these to help people to improve their activity and sleep behaviours and improve their health.