Dr Mitch Duncan

Future Leaders Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

My research is centred on getting people to be more physically active throughout the day and improve their quality of sleep. This research is currently supported by a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship and also by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Queensland Government.

The three themes of my research are:
1) understanding the joint influence of physical activity, sedentary and sleep behaviour on health outcomes;
2) identifying what factors influence these behaviours and challenge our ability to engage in them in healthy ways;
3) developing and testing interventions to improve these behaviours. Much of this intervention work uses technologies such as mobile devices and the internet to deliver the interventions. If you wish to undertake study or work in these areas, please contact me to discuss what opportunities may be available.

I currently lead a number of projects related to this research including the 10,000 Steps project (www.10000steps.org.au). As a chief investigator I have secured $5.5 million from: National Heart Foundation; National Health and Medical Research Council; Australian Research Council (Linkage & Discovery) and the Queensland Government. My research has received several awards including the National Heart Foundation Queensland Researcher of the Year and the Australian Institute of policy & Science Queensland Young Tall Poppy Award.

Research Expertise
The role of physical activity, sitting and sleep behaviours as joint influences of health status including obesity, CVD risk, diabetes and mental health. Clarifying the role of personal, social and environmental factors as influences of health behaviours with a focus on physical activity, sitting and sleep. The use of IT-based interventions to promote engagement in health behaviours. Including the use of smartphones, wearable technology.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Central Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health&Human Perf(Hons)(Hum Move Sc), University of Central Queensland

Keywords

  • IT-based interventions
  • physical activity
  • sedentary behaviour
  • sleep behaviour

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111712Health Promotion50
111716Preventive Medicine30
110699Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
2/06/2015 - 30/04/2018Future Leaders FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2006 - 1/12/2007Career Development Fellow in Population Health and Physical ActivityCentral Queensland University
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

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2010Whitzman C, Romero V, Duncan M, Curtis C, Tranter P, Burke M, 'Links between Children's Independent Mobility, Active Transport, Physical Activity and Obesity', Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice 105-112 (2010)
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Journal article (68 outputs)

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2015Guertler D, Vandelanotte C, Short C, Alley S, Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, 'The Association Between Physical Activity, Sitting Time, Sleep Duration, and Sleep Quality as Correlates of Presenteeism', JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 57 321-328 (2015)
DOI10.1097/JOM.0000000000000355Author URL
2015Hodgetts D, Duncan MJ, 'Quantitative analysis of sport development event legacy: an examination of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships', European Sport Management Quarterly, (2015)
DOI10.1080/16184742.2015.1021824
2015Vandelanotte C, Short C, Rockloff M, Di Millia L, Ronan K, Happell B, Duncan MJ, 'How do Different Occupational Factors Influence Total, Occupational, and Leisure-Time Physical Activity?', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, 12 200-207 (2015)
DOI10.1123/jpah.2013-0098Author URL
2015Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, Badland HM, Oliver M, Browne M, 'Associations between children's active travel and levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior', Journal of Transport and Health, (2015)

Objectives: To investigate associations of children's active travel (i.e. walking, cycling) to school and non-school destinations with time spent in sedentary behavior and physical activity at different intensities, and associations stratified by sex. Methods: Between 2011 and 2012, 375 Australian school children aged 8-13 years (61% female) were recruited into a cross-sectional study. Children's travel modes to school and non-school destinations, and socio-demographic information were assessed through child and parent surveys. Daily time spent in sedentary behavior and physical activity intensities was measured objectively through accelerometer counts from an Actiheart monitor worn on four consecutive days. Associations of active travel with sedentary behavior and physical activity variables were determined using linear mixed models while accounting for clustered sampling and covariates (age, sex, socio-economic factors, Actiheart wear time). Multiple imputation (MissForest method) was used to handle missing at random survey and accelerometer data in 104 (28%) children. Results: Active travel modes to non-school destinations were positively associated with children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (b=0.18, p=0.01) but not with their sedentary behavior, light or total physical activity. Active travel modes to school were not associated with children's sedentary behavior or physical activity across intensities. No statistically significant differences by sex were detected in the observed associations. However, the positive association between active travel modes to non-school destinations and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity neared statistical significance in boys (b=0.15, p=0.07) but not in girls. Conclusions: Active travel was positively associated with children's physical activity but not their sedentary behavior levels. Active travel to non-school destinations may have more potential to increase children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels, than active travel to school.

DOI10.1016/j.jth.2015.05.001
2015Duncan MJ, Short C, Rashid M, Cutumisu N, Vandelanotte C, Plotnikoff RC, 'Identifying correlates of breaks in occupational sitting: a cross-sectional study', Building Research and Information, (2015)

Office workers are commonly targeted in interventions to modify their sitting behaviour, yet there is limited evidence of the correlates of breaks in sitting to inform intervention development. This study identifies the individual, workplace and spatial configuration correlates of the frequency of breaks in sitting (number/hour) in office workers (n¿=¿5531) stratified by office type (private-enclosed, shared, open plan). All behaviours and potential correlates were measured via self-report using an online cross-sectional survey. Regression analyses revealed age was the only socio-demographic characteristic associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in all office types. Greater job autonomy and local connectivity were positively associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in shared and open-plan offices. In open-plan offices co-worker proximity was negatively associated with frequency of breaks in sitting. Co-worker visibility was positively associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in all office types. This study demonstrates that individual, workplace and spatial configuration factors are all associated with the frequency of breaks in sitting and that these relationships differ by office type. These observations extend prior studies that have only examined correlates at a single level (e.g. the individual). This evidence could be useful to guide future interventions in the design of workplaces to increase breaks in sitting and workers¿ physical activity.

DOI10.1080/09613218.2015.1045712
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff
2015Guertler D, Vandelanotte C, Kirwan M, Duncan MJJ, 'Engagement and non-usage attrition with a free physical activity promotion program: The case of 10,000 Steps Australia', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 1-10 (2015)
2014Short CE, Vandelanotte C, Dixon MW, Rosenkranz R, Caperchione C, Hooker C, et al., 'Examining participant engagement in an information technology-based physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: The manup randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (2014)
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2014Duncan MJ, Gilson N, Vandelanotte C, 'Which population groups are most unaware of CVD risks associated with sitting time?', Preventive Medicine, 65 103-108 (2014)
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2014Short CE, James EL, Vandelanotte C, Courneya KS, Duncan MJ, Rebar A, Plotnikoff RC, 'Correlates of resistance training in post-treatment breast cancer survivors', SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 22 2757-2766 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00520-014-2273-5Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff, Erica James
2014Duncan M, Vandelanotte C, Kolt GS, Rosenkranz RR, Caperchione CM, George ES, et al., 'Effectiveness of a web- and mobile phone-based intervention to promote physical activity and healthy eating in middle-Aged males: Randomized controlled trial of the manup study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 1-21 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.2196/jmir.3107Author URL
2014Duncan MJ, Kline CE, Vandelanotte C, Sargent C, Rogers NL, Di Milia L, 'Cross-sectional associations between multiple lifestyle behaviors and health-related quality of life in the 10,000 steps cohort', PLoS ONE, 9 1-9 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0094184Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2014De Cocker K, Duncan MJ, Short C, van Uffelen JGZ, Vandelanotte C, 'Understanding occupational sitting: Prevalence, correlates and moderating effects in Australian employees', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 67 288-294 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.031Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2014Schoeppe S, Oliver M, Badland HM, Burke M, Duncan MJ, 'Recruitment and Retention of Children in Behavioral Health Risk Factor Studies: REACH Strategies', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 794-803 (2014)
DOI10.1007/s12529-013-9347-5Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2014Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, Badland HM, Oliver M, Browne M, 'Associations between children's independent mobility and physical activity', BMC Public Health, 14 (2014)
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2014Rebar AL, Duncan MJ, Short C, Vandelanotte C, 'Differences in health-related quality of life between three clusters of physical activity, sitting time, depression, anxiety, and stress', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 14 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-14-1088Author URL
2014Vandelanotte C, Kirwan M, Rebar A, Alley S, Short C, Fallon L, et al., 'Examining the use of evidence-based and social media supported tools in freely accessible physical activity intervention websites', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 11 (2014)
DOI10.1186/s12966-014-0105-0Author URL
2014Stanton R, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, 'Interdevice baseline signal magnitude variability of the ActivPAL3 activity monitor', Gait and Posture, 39 618-620 (2014)
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2014Caperchione CM, Kolt GS, Savage TN, Rosenkranz RR, Maeder AJ, Vandelanotte C, et al., 'WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 features to increase physical activity in a 'real world' setting: an ecological trial', BMJ OPEN, 4 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006374Author URL
2014Short CE, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, 'Individual characteristics associated with physical activity intervention delivery mode preferences among adults', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11 (2014)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2013Duncan S, Stewart TI, Oliver M, Mavoa S, MacRae D, Badland HM, Duncan MJ, 'Portable global positioning system receivers: Static validity and environmental conditions', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44 e19-e29 (2013)
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2013Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Short C, Rockloff M, Ronan K, Happell B, Di Milia L, 'Associations between occupational indicators and total, work-based and leisure-time sitting: A cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2013Kolt GS, Rosenkranz RR, Savage TN, Maeder AJ, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, et al., 'WALK 2.0 - Using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: A randomised controlled trial protocol', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 4
2013Rosenkranz RR, Duncan MJ, Rosenkranz SK, Kolt GS, 'Active lifestyles related to excellent self-rated health and quality of life: Cross sectional findings from 194,545 participants in the 45 and Up Study', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 5
2013Kirwan M, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Mummery WK, 'Design, Development, and Formative Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Recording and Monitoring Physical Activity Levels: The 10,000 Steps "iStepLog"', Health Education and Behavior, 40 140-151 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 4
2013Clark RA, Tideman P, Tirimacco R, Wanguhu K, Poulsen V, Simpson P, et al., 'A Pilot Study of the Feasibility of an Internet-based Electronic Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation (eOCR) Program in Rural Primary Care', Heart Lung and Circulation, 22 352-359 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 4
2013Vandelanotte C, Caperchione CM, Ellison M, George ES, Maeder A, Kolt GS, et al., 'What kinds of website and mobile phone-delivered physical activity and nutrition interventions do middle-aged men want?', Journal of Health Communication, 18 1070-1083 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2013Kirwan M, Vandelanotte C, Fenning A, Duncan MJ, 'Diabetes self-management smartphone application for adults with type 1 diabetes: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 7
2013Hanley C, Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, 'The effect of changes to question order on the prevalence of 'sufficient' physical activity in an Australian population survey', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10 390-396 (2013)
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2013Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, Badland H, Oliver M, Curtis C, 'Associations of children's independent mobility and active travel with physical activity, sedentary behaviour and weight status: A systematic review', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16 312-319 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 17
2013Di Milia L, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, 'The association between short sleep and obesity after controlling for demographic, lifestyle, work and health related factors', Sleep Medicine, 14 319-323 (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 11
2013Duncan MJ, Rashid M, Vandelanotte C, Cutumisu N, Plotnikoff RC, 'Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 10 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1479-5868-10-16Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff
2013Di Milia L, Vandelannote C, Duncan MJ, 'Short sleep and obesity: other factors to be considered Response', SLEEP MEDICINE, 14 (2013)
DOI10.1016/j.sleep.2013.03.007Author URL
2012Caperchione CM, Vandelanotte C, Kolt GS, Duncan M, Ellison M, George E, Mummery WK, 'What a Man Wants: Understanding the Challenges and Motivations to Physical Activity Participation and Healthy Eating in Middle-Aged Australian Men', American Journal of Men's Health, 6 453-461 (2012)
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2012Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Caperchione C, Hanley C, Mummery WK, 'Temporal trends in and relationships between screen time, physical activity, overweight and obesity', BMC Public Health, 12 (2012)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 8
2012Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Rosenkranz RR, Caperchione CM, Ding H, Ellison M, et al., 'Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study.', BMC public health, 12 656 (2012)
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CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2012Davies C, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Hall S, Corry K, Hooker C, 'Exploring the feasibility of implementing a pedometer-based physical activity program in primary school settings: A case study of 10,000 steps', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 141-144 (2012)
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2012Kirwan M, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Kerry Mummery W, 'Using smartphone technology to monitor physical activity in the 10,000 steps program: A matched case-control trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 176-185 (2012)
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2012Kirwan M, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Mummery WK, 'Using smartphone technology to monitor physical activity in the 10,000 Steps program: a matched case-control trial.', Journal of medical Internet research, 14 (2012)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 13
2012Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Plotnikoff RC, Mummery WK, 'Do participants' preferences for mode of delivery (text, video, or both) influence the effectiveness of a Web-based physical activity intervention?', Journal of medical Internet research, 14 (2012)
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2012Davies CA, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, van Uffelen JGZ, 'Associations of physical activity and screen-time on health related quality of life in adults', Preventive Medicine, 55 46-49 (2012)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 12
2012Badland HM, Oliver M, Kearns RA, Mavoa S, Witten K, Duncan MJ, Batty GD, 'Association of neighbourhood residence and preferences with the built environment, work-related travel behaviours, and health implications for employed adults: Findings from the URBAN study', Social Science and Medicine, 75 1469-1476 (2012)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 6
2012George ES, Kolt GS, Duncan MJ, Caperchione CM, Mummery WK, Vandelanotte C, et al., 'A review of the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for adult males', Sports Medicine, 42 281-300 (2012)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 18
2012Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Plotnikoff RC, Mummery WK, 'Do participants' preferences for mode of delivery (text, video, or both) influence the effectiveness of a web-based physical activity intervention?', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 e37 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff
2012Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Hanley C, Caperchione C, Mummery K, 'Australian Award - Population Trends in Adults Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Overweight and Obesity', JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, 27 535-535 (2012)
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2011Badland HM, Oliver M, Duncan MJ, Schantzc P, 'Measuring children's independent mobility: Comparing objective and self-report approaches', Children's Geographies, 9 263-271 (2011)
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2011Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Hanley C, Mummery WK, 'Identifying population subgroups at risk for underestimating weight health risks and overestimating physical activity health benefits', Journal of Health Psychology, 16 760-769 (2011)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 6
2011Caperchione C, Mummery WK, Duncan M, 'Investigating the relationship between leader behaviours and group cohesion within women's walking groups', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14 325-330 (2011)
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2011Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Hanley C, Caperchione C, Mummery K, 'Australian Award - Population Trends in Adults Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Overweight and Obesity', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 43 535-535 (2011)
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2010Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Caperchione C, Hanley C, Mummery WK, 'Physical activity trends in Queensland (2002 to 2008): Are women becoming more active than men?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 248-254 (2010)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 16
2010Humphries B, Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, 'Prevalence and correlates of resistance training in a regional Australian population', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 653-656 (2010)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 6
2010Badland HM, Duncan MJ, Oliver M, Duncan JS, Mavoa S, 'Examining commute routes: Applications of GIS and GPS technology', Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 15 327-330 (2010)
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2010Duncan MJ, Badland HM, Mummery WK, 'Physical activity levels by occupational category in non-metropolitan australian adults', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7 718-723 (2010)
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CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 14
2010Oliver M, Badland H, Mavoa S, Duncan MJ, Duncan S, 'Combining GPS, GIS, and accelerometry: Methodological issues in the assessment of location and intensity of travel behaviors', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7 102-108 (2010)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 38
2010Duncan MJ, Winkler E, Sugiyama T, Cerin E, Dutoit L, Leslie E, Owen N, 'Relationships of land use mix with walking for transport: Do land uses and geographical scale matter?', Journal of Urban Health, 87 782-795 (2010)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 25
2009Badland HM, Duncan MJ, 'Perceptions of air pollution during the work-related commute by adults in Queensland, Australia', Atmospheric Environment, 43 5791-5795 (2009)
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2009Badland HM, Duncan MJ, Schofield GM, 'Using census data to travel through time in New Zealand: Patterns in journey to work data 1981-2006', New Zealand Medical Journal, 122 15-20 (2009)
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2009Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, Steele RM, Caperchione C, Schofield G, 'Geographic location, physical activity and perceptions of the environment in Queensland adults', Health and Place, 15 204-209 (2009)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 13
2009Duncan MJ, Badland HM, Mummery WK, 'Applying GPS to enhance understanding of transport-related physical activity', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 549-556 (2009)
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2008Duncan MJ, Kerry Mummery W, Kift RL, 'Geographical location and sunburn in Queensland adults', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16 181-182 (2008)
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2008Badland HM, Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, 'Travel perceptions, behaviors, and environment by degree of urbanization', Preventive Medicine, 47 265-269 (2008)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 6
2008Caperchione C, Lauder W, Kolt GS, Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, 'Associations between social capital and health status in an Australian population', Psychology, Health and Medicine, 13 471-482 (2008)
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2008Caperchione CM, Duncan MJ, Mummery K, Steele R, Schofield G, 'Mediating relationship between body mass index and the direct measures of the Theory of Planned Behaviour on physical activity intention', Psychology, Health and Medicine, 13 168-179 (2008)
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2007Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, 'GIS or GPS? A Comparison of Two Methods For Assessing Route Taken During Active Transport', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33 51-53 (2007)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 54
2007Mummery WK, Duncan M, Kift R, 'Socio-economic differences in public opinion regarding water fluoridation in Queensland', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 31 336-339 (2007)
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2007Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, Dascombe BJ, 'Utility of global positioning system to measure active transport in urban areas', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39 1851-1857 (2007)
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2007Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, Dascombe BJ, 'Utility of global positioning system to measure active transport in urban areas', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 39 1851-1857 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1249/mss.0b013e31811ff31eAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsBen Dascombe
2005Duncan MJ, Spence JC, Mummery WK, 'Perceived environment and physical activity: A meta-analysis of selected environmental characteristics', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2 (2005)
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2005Duncan M, Mummery K, 'Psychosocial and environmental factors associated with physical activity among city dwellers in regional Queensland', Preventive Medicine, 40 363-372 (2005)
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Ding H, Karunanithi M, Duncan M, Ireland D, Noakes M, Hooker C, 'A mobile phone enabled health promotion program for middle-aged males' (2013)
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2013Caperchione CM, Duncan MJ, Kolt GS, Vandelanotte C, Maeder A, Rosenkranz RR, et al., 'Translating Health Promotion Research Into Community Practice: The Manup Project', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, Indianapolis, IN (2013)
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Other (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Rebar AL, Vandelanotte C, van Uffelen J, Short C, Duncan MJ, 'Associations of overall sitting time and sitting time in different contexts with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms', : Elsevier (2014)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2014Stanton R, Guertler D, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, 'Validation of a pouch-mounted activPAL3 accelerometer', (2014)
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2013Short CE, Vandelanotte C, Rebar A, Duncan MJ, 'A Comparison of Correlates Associated With Adult Physical Activity Behavior in Major Cities and Regional Settings', (2013)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2013Di Milia L, Vandelannote C, Duncan MJ, 'Letter to the Editor [response]', (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants12
Total funding$4,615,210

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20151 grants / $68,650

Reducing CVD risk by moving more and improving sleep: the Balance study$68,650

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamDoctor Mitch Duncan, Professor Naomi Rogers, Professor Wendy Brown, Professor Stewart Trost
SchemeVanguard Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400681
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20143 grants / $1,041,500

Reducing population level CVD risk by improving physical activity, sitting and sleep behaviours$520,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamDoctor Mitch Duncan
SchemeFuture Leader Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400694
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Reducing population level CVD risk by improving physical activity, sitting and sleep behaviours$520,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamDoctor Mitch Duncan
SchemeFuture Leader Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400694
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

National Physical Activity Conference, Canberra Australia, 15 - 18 October 2014.$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Mitch Duncan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400939
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20133 grants / $1,543,127

10,000 Steps$732,500

This funding supports the continued dissemination of the 10,000 Steps project www.10000steps.org.au
Funding body: University of Central Queensland

Funding bodyUniversity of Central Queensland
Project Team
SchemeQueensland Health
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

My Personal Activity Advice – A RCT investigating the effectiveness of tailored videos in promoting physical activity using the Internet$690,627

 
Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2016
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The Shifting Gears Project: active living and healthy eating in Queensland truck drivers$120,000

Funding body: Queensland Government

Funding bodyQueensland Government
Project Team
SchemeHealth Department
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20104 grants / $1,899,350

Walk 2.0: Investigating the internal and external validity of Web 2.0 applications in promoting physical activity$896,350

The overall aim of the project is to study the effectiveness of new generation Web 2.0 applications in health promotion. Spcifically we seek to test the efficacy of Web 2.0 applications in the engagement and retention of, and physical activity behaviour in, people who access a publicly available physical activity promotion website (www.10000steps.org.au). The project consists of two studies 1) a randomised control trial (RCT), and 2) a ‘real world’ ecological trial (ECT). The RCT will allow us to examine our research questions in a tightly controlled manner. The ECT takes advantage of the unique ‘real world’ sample available to the research team through the 10,000 Steps website to examine our research questions in a way that is more aligned with how the public uses health promotion websites.
Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
Schemeunknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

CATCH: Children, Active Travel, Connectedness and Health$479,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

10,000 Steps$284,000

Funding Body: Queensland Government Funding Scheme: Queensland Health Description: This project supports the dissemination of the 10,000 Steps project www.10000steps.org.au

Funding bodyUnknown
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

iMATCH: Independent Mobility, Active Travel and Children’s Health$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20081 grants / $62,583

7 year follow-up of regional city dwellers: Longitudinal changes in the built environment and physical activity$62,583

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team
SchemeGrant-In-Aid
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Using Technology-Based Interventions to Improve Physical Activity and Sleep Behaviours of Shift Workers
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011Sitting and Health: Understanding biological mechanisms of sitting and ill health
Health, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor
2011Inflammatory responses to air pollution, obesity and physical activity in rat models
Health, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor
2010Children’s independent mobility, active travel, physical activity and health
Health, University of Central Queensland
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Children off the Couch: The efficacy of an integrated curriculum and web-supported class-based walking challenge on physical activity
Health Promotion, University of Central Queensland
Principal Supervisor
2012An examination of question form on responses in CATI surveys
Health, University of Central Queensland
Principal Supervisor
2012Application of smart phones to improve self management of diabetes
Health, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor
2011Investigations and recommendations for sport development legacies resulting from the conduct of major sporting events
Health, University of Central Queensland
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Mitch Duncan

Position

Future Leaders Fellow
School of Medicine & Public Health, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailmitch.duncan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5215
Fax(02) 4921 2084

Office

RoomATC315
BuildingAdvanced Technology Centre
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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