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Associate Professor 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

Code Description Percentage
111712 Health Promotion 50
111716 Preventive Medicine 30
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Future Leaders Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2006 - 1/12/2007 Career Development Fellow in Population Health and Physical Activity Central Queensland University
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Burke M, Stanley J, Duncan MJJ, Stone J, Giles-Corti B, 'Action area 4 - Active travel', Blueprint for an active Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Melbourne 32-37 (2014)
2010 Whitzman 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)

Journal article (87 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Gilson ND, Pavey TG, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Gomersall SR, Trost SG, Brown WJ, 'Chronic disease risks and use of a smartphone application during a physical activity and dietary intervention in Australian truck drivers.', Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 40 91-93 (2016) [C1]
2016 Caperchione CM, Duncan M, Kolt GS, Vandelanotte C, Rosenkranz RR, Maeder A, et al., 'Examining an Australian physical activity and nutrition intervention using RE-AIM', Health Promotion International, 31 450-458 (2016)
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dav005
2016 Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, Badland HM, Rebar AL, Vandelanotte C, 'Too far from home? Adult attitudes on children's independent mobility range', Children's Geographies, 14 482-489 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.The purpose of this study was to investigate adult attitudes on distances children should be allowed to travel to places and play in outdoor areas without... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.The purpose of this study was to investigate adult attitudes on distances children should be allowed to travel to places and play in outdoor areas without adult supervision, with consideration of differences in adult attitudes by socio-demographics and urbanisation. In 2013, Australian adults (N = 1293) were asked what distances children aged 8¿12 years should be allowed to walk/cycle to places, and play outdoors without adults. Descriptive analyses and chi-square tests were conducted to assess adult attitudes on children's independent mobility range. Overall, 62% of adults would restrict children's independent travel to places <500 m from home, and 74% would restrict independent outdoor play <500 m from home. Women and adults with lower education were more likely to report restrictive attitudes than men and adults with higher education, respectively. The promotion of active travel and outdoor play in children may require increasing adults¿ acceptance of greater independent mobility range.

DOI 10.1080/14733285.2015.1116685
2016 Stanton R, Guertler D, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, 'Agreement between activPAL3c accelerometers placed at different thigh positions', GAIT & POSTURE, 48 230-236 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.06.013
2016 Batacan RB, Duncan MJ, Dalbo VJ, Connolly KJ, Fenning AS, 'Light-intensity and high-intensity interval training improve cardiometabolic health in rats', Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 1-8 (2016)
DOI 10.1139/apnm-2016-0037
2016 Granger D, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, Alley S, Schoeppe S, Short C, Rebar A, 'Is preference for mHealth intervention delivery platform associated with delivery platform familiarity?', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3316-2
2016 Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Trost SG, Rebar AL, Rogers N, Burton NW, et al., 'Balanced: a randomised trial examining the efficacy of two self-monitoring methods for an app-based multi-behaviour intervention to improve physical activity, sitting and sleep in adults', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3256-x
2016 Schoeppe S, Tranter P, Duncan MJ, Curtis C, Carver A, Malone K, 'Australian children's independent mobility levels: secondary analyses of cross-sectional data between 1991 and 2012', Children's Geographies, 14 408-421 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.This study investigated changes in Australian children's independent mobility levels between1991 and 2012. Data from five cross-sectional studies conducte... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.This study investigated changes in Australian children's independent mobility levels between1991 and 2012. Data from five cross-sectional studies conducted in 1991, 1993, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were analysed. Parent and child surveys were used to assess parental licences for independent mobility and actual independent mobility behaviour in children aged 8¿13 years. Findings show declines in the proportion of young children (=10 years of age) being allowed to travel home from school alone (1991: 68%, 1993: 50%, 2010: 43%, 2011: 45%, 2012: 31%) and travel on buses alone (1991: 31%, 1993: 15%, 2010: 8%, 2011: 6%, 2012: 9%). Furthermore, the proportion of children travelling independently to school decreased (1991: 61%, 1993: 42%, 2010: 31%, 2011: 32%, 2012: 32%). Significantly fewer girls than boys travelled independently to school at each time point (p =.001). Overall, the findings suggest that Australian children's independent mobility levels declined between 1991 and 2012.

DOI 10.1080/14733285.2015.1082083
2016 Short CE, Hayman M, Rebar A, Gunn K, De Cocker K, Duncan MJJ, et al., 'Physical activity recommendations from general practitioners in Australia. Results from a national survey', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40 83-90 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12455
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Vandelanotte C, Stanton R, Rebar AL, Van Itallie AK, Caperchione CM, Duncan MJ, et al., 'Physical activity screening to recruit inactive randomized controlled trial participants: how much is too much?', TRIALS, 16 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13063-015-0976-7
2015 Pimm R, Vandelanotte C, Rhodes RE, Short C, Duncan MJ, Rebar AL, 'Cue Consistency Associated with Physical Activity Automaticity and Behavior', Behavioral Medicine, 1-6 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/08964289.2015.1017549
2015 Batacan RB, Duncan MJ, Dalbo VJ, Tucker PS, Fenning AS, 'Effects of Light Intensity Activity on CVD Risk Factors: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies', BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2015/596367
2015 Rebar AL, Stanton R, Geard D, Short C, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, 'A meta-meta-analysis of the effect of physical activity on depression and anxiety in non-clinical adult populations', Health Psychology Review, 9 366-378 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Amidst strong efforts to promote the therapeutic benefits of physical activity for reducing depression and anxiety in clinical populations, little focus h... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Amidst strong efforts to promote the therapeutic benefits of physical activity for reducing depression and anxiety in clinical populations, little focus has been directed towards the mental health benefits of activity for non-clinical populations. The objective of this meta-meta-analysis was to systematically aggregate and quantify high-quality meta-analytic findings of the effects of physical activity on depression and anxiety for non-clinical populations. A systematic search identified eight meta-analytic outcomes of randomised trials that investigated the effects of physical activity on depression or anxiety. The subsequent meta-meta-analyses were based on a total of 92 studies with 4310 participants for the effect of physical activity on depression and 306 study effects with 10,755 participants for the effect of physical activity on anxiety. Physical activity reduced depression by a medium effect [standardised mean difference (SMD) = -0.50; 95% CI: -0.93 to -0.06] and anxiety by a small effect (SMD = -0.38; 95% CI: -0.66 to -0.11). Neither effect showed significant heterogeneity across meta-analyses. These findings represent a comprehensive body of high-quality evidence that physical activity reduces depression and anxiety in non-clinical populations.

DOI 10.1080/17437199.2015.1022901
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2
2015 Guertler 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) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000355
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Vandelanotte C, Short C, Plotnikoff RC, Hooker C, Canoy D, Rebar A, et al., 'TaylorActive - Examining the effectiveness of web-based personally-tailored videos to increase physical activity: A randomised controlled trial protocol', BMC Public Health, (2015) [C3]

Background: Physical inactivity levels are unacceptably high and effective interventions that can increase physical activity in large populations at low cost are urgently needed. ... [more]

Background: Physical inactivity levels are unacceptably high and effective interventions that can increase physical activity in large populations at low cost are urgently needed. Web-based interventions that use computer-tailoring have shown to be effective, though people tend to 'skim' and 'scan' text on the Internet rather than thoroughly read it. The use of online videos is, however, popular and engaging. Therefore, the aim of this 3-group randomised controlled trial is to examine whether a web-based physical activity intervention that provides personally-tailored videos is more effective when compared with traditional personally-tailored text-based intervention and a control group. Methods/design: In total 510 Australians will be recruited through social media advertisements, e-mail and third party databases. Participants will be randomised to one of three groups: text-tailored, video-tailored, or control. All groups will gain access to the same web-based platform and a library containing brief physical activity articles. The text-tailored group will additionally have access to 8 sessions of personalised physical activity advice that is instantaneously generated based on responses to brief online surveys. The theory-based advice will be provided over a period of 3 months and address constructs such as self-efficacy, motivation, goal setting, intentions, social support, attitudes, barriers, outcome expectancies, relapse prevention and feedback on performance. Text-tailored participants will also be able to complete 7 action plans to help them plan what, when, where, who with, and how they will become more active. Participants in the video-tailored group will gain access to the same intervention content as those in the text-tailored group, however all sessions will be provided as personalised videos rather than text on a webpage. The control group will only gain access to the library with generic physical activity articles. The primary outcome is objectively measured physical activity. Secondary outcomes include website engagement and retention, quality of life, depression, anxiety, stress, sitting time, sleep and psychosocial correlates of physical activity. Outcomes will be measured at baseline, 3, and 9 months. Discussion: This study presents an ideal opportunity to study the effectiveness of an isolated feature within a web-based physical activity intervention and the knowledge generated from this study will help to increase intervention effectiveness. Trial registration: Australian New-Zealand Clinical Trial Registry: ACTRN12615000057583. Registered 22 January 2015.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2363-4
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff
2015 Rosenkranz RR, Duncan MJ, Caperchione CM, Kolt GS, Vandelanotte C, Maeder AJ, et al., 'Validity of the Stages of Change in Steps instrument (SoC-Step) for achieving the physical activity goal of 10,000 steps per day', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Rosenkranz et al.Background: Physical activity (PA) offers numerous benefits to health and well-being, but most adults are not sufficiently physically active to afford suc... [more]

© 2015 Rosenkranz et al.Background: Physical activity (PA) offers numerous benefits to health and well-being, but most adults are not sufficiently physically active to afford such benefits. The 10,000 steps campaign has been a popular and effective approach to promote PA. The Transtheoretical Model posits that individuals have varying levels of readiness for health behavior change, known as Stages of Change (Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance). Few validated assessment instruments are available for determining Stages of Change in relation to the PA goal of 10,000 steps per day. The purpose of this study was to assess the criterion-related validity of the SoC-Step, a brief 10,000 steps per day Stages of Change instrument. Methods: Participants were 504 Australian adults (176 males, 328 females, mean age = 50.8 ± 13.0 years) from the baseline sample of the Walk 2.0 randomized controlled trial. Measures included 7-day accelerometry (Actigraph GT3X), height, weight, and self-reported intention, self-efficacy, and SoC-Step: Stages of Change relative to achieving 10,000 steps per day. Kruskal-Wallis H tests with pairwise comparisons were used to determine whether participants differed by stage, according to steps per day, general health, body mass index, intention, and self-efficacy to achieve 10,000 steps per day. Binary logistic regression was used to test the hypothesis that participants in Maintenance or Action stages would have greater likelihood of meeting the 10,000 steps goal, in comparison to participants in the other three stages. Results: Consistent with study hypotheses, participants in Precontemplation had significantly lower intention scores than those in Contemplation (p = 0.003) or Preparation (p < 0.001). Participants in Action or Maintenance stages were more likely to achieve =10,000 steps per day (OR = 3.11; 95 % CI = 1.66,5.83) compared to those in Precontemplation, Contemplation, or Preparation. Intention (p < 0.001) and self-efficacy (p < 0.001) to achieve 10,000 steps daily differed by stage, and participants in the Maintenance stage had higher general health status and lower body mass index than those in Precontemplation, Contemplation and Preparation stages (p < 0.05). Conclusions: This brief SoC-Step instrument appears to have good criterion-related validity for determining Stages of Change related to the public health goal of 10,000 steps per day. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry reference: ACTRN12611000157976 World Health Organization Universal Trial Number: U111-1119-1755.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2539-y
2015 Hodgetts D, Duncan MJ, 'Quantitative analysis of sport development event legacy: an examination of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships', European Sport Management Quarterly, 15 364-380 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/16184742.2015.1021824
2015 Duncan 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, 43 646-658 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Office workers are commonly targeted in interventions to modify their sitting behaviour, yet there is limited evidence of the correlates of breaks in sitt... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.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.

DOI 10.1080/09613218.2015.1045712
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff
2015 Schoeppe S, Duncan MJJ, Badland HM, Alley S, Williams S, Rebar AL, Vandelanotte C, 'Socio-demographic factors and neighbourhood social cohesion influence adults' willingness to grant children greater independent mobility: A cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, 15 1-8 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2015 Vandelanotte 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)
DOI 10.1123/jpah.2013-0098
Citations Web of Science - 3
2015 Guertler 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, 17 1-14 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.4339
Citations Web of Science - 2
2015 Schoeppe 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, 2 336-342 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jth.2015.05.001
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Hemmis L, de Vries H, Vandelanotte C, Short CE, Duncan MJ, Burton NW, Rebar AL, 'Depressive symptoms associated with psychological correlates of physical activity and perceived helpfulness of intervention features', MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 9 16-23 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.mhpa.2015.08.001
2014 Short 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)
2014 Rebar 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', MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 7 105-110 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.mhpa.2014.02.004
Citations Web of Science - 4
2014 van Waveren A, Duncan MJ, Coulson FR, Fenning A, 'Moderate intensity physical activity prevents increased blood glucose concentrations, fat pad deposition and cardiac action potential prolongation following diet-induced obesity in a juvenile-adolescent rat model', BMC Obesity, 1 (2014)
DOI 10.1186/2052-9538-1-11
2014 Brunker A, Nguyen QV, Maeder AJ, Tague R, Kolt GS, Savage TN, et al., 'A Time-based Visualization for Web User Classification in Social Networks', Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, 98-105 (2014)
DOI 10.1145/2636240.2636842
2014 Short 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2273-5
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Erica James, Ron Plotnikoff
2014 Short CE, Vandelanotte C, Rebar A, Duncan MJ, 'A Comparison of Correlates Associated With Adult Physical Activity Behavior in Major Cities and Regional Settings', HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 33 1319-1327 (2014)
DOI 10.1037/hea0000027
Citations Web of Science - 2
2014 Stanton R, Guertler D, Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, 'Validation of a pouch-mounted activPAL3 accelerometer', GAIT & POSTURE, 40 688-693 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.07.024
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3
2014 Caperchione 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]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006374
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2014 Schoeppe 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)
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9347-5
Citations Web of Science - 7
2014 Vandelanotte 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)
DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0105-0
Citations Web of Science - 7
2014 Duncan 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]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.3107
2014 Duncan 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]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0094184
Citations Web of Science - 6
2014 Schoeppe S, Duncan MJ, Badland HM, Oliver M, Browne M, 'Associations between children's independent mobility and physical activity', BMC Public Health, 14 (2014)
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
2014 Stanton R, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, 'Interdevice baseline signal magnitude variability of the ActivPAL3 activity monitor', Gait and Posture, 39 618-620 (2014)
2014 Short 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)
Citations Web of Science - 6
2014 Duncan MJ, Gilson N, Vandelanotte C, 'Which population groups are most unaware of CVD risks associated with sitting time?', Preventive Medicine, 65 103-108 (2014)
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 De 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.031
Citations Web of Science - 9
2014 Rebar 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1088
2013 Duncan 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)
2013 Ding H, Karunanithi M, Duncan MJJ, Ireland D, Noakes M, Hooker C, 'A mobile phone enabled health promotion program for middle-aged males', Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society., 1 (2013)
2013 Di Milia L, Vandelannote C, Duncan MJ, 'Letter to the Editor [response]', Sleep Medicine, (2013)
2013 Vandelanotte 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)
Citations Web of Science - 14
2013 Kolt 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)
Citations Web of Science - 10
2013 Rosenkranz 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)
Citations Web of Science - 8
2013 Kirwan 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)
Citations Web of Science - 8
2013 Clark 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)
Citations Web of Science - 7
2013 Vandelanotte 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)
Citations Web of Science - 9
2013 Kirwan 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)
Citations Web of Science - 27
2013 Hanley 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)
2013 Schoeppe 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)
Citations Web of Science - 42
2013 Di 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)
Citations Web of Science - 19
2013 Duncan 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]
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-16
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff
2012 Caperchione 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)
2012 Davies 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)
2012 Kirwan 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)
2012 Vandelanotte 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)
2012 Duncan 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)
Citations Web of Science - 15
2012 Duncan 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)
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
2012 Davies 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)
Citations Web of Science - 17
2012 Badland 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)
Citations Web of Science - 12
2012 George 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)
Citations Web of Science - 27
2012 Vandelanotte 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]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff
2011 Badland 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)
2011 Vandelanotte 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)
Citations Web of Science - 8
2011 Caperchione 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)
2010 Badland 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)
2010 Vandelanotte 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)
Citations Web of Science - 16
2010 Humphries 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)
Citations Web of Science - 10
2010 Duncan 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)
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20
2010 Oliver 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)
Citations Web of Science - 53
2010 Duncan 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)
Citations Web of Science - 36
2009 Badland HM, Duncan MJ, 'Perceptions of air pollution during the work-related commute by adults in Queensland, Australia', Atmospheric Environment, 43 5791-5795 (2009)
2009 Badland 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)
2009 Duncan 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)
2009 Duncan 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)
Citations Web of Science - 16
2008 Caperchione 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)
2008 Caperchione 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)
2008 Duncan MJ, Kerry Mummery W, Kift RL, 'Geographical location and sunburn in Queensland adults', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16 181-182 (2008)
Citations Web of Science - 1
2008 Badland HM, Duncan MJ, Mummery WK, 'Travel perceptions, behaviors, and environment by degree of urbanization', Preventive Medicine, 47 265-269 (2008)
Citations Web of Science - 6
2007 Duncan 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)
Citations Web of Science - 68
2007 Mummery 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)
2007 Duncan 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]
DOI 10.1249/mss.0b013e31811ff31e
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Ben Dascombe
2005 Duncan 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)
2005 Duncan 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 (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Rebar A, Martina A, Boles C, Burton N, Duncan MJJ, Short C, et al., 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: a randomized trial of a computer-tailored vs interactive web-based physical activity intervention for people with depressive symptoms', ISBNPA 2015: Advancing Behavior Change Science (2015) [E3]
2013 Ding H, Karunanithi M, Duncan M, Ireland D, Noakes M, Hooker C, 'A mobile phone enabled health promotion program for middle-aged males' (2013)
2013 Caperchione 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 (2013)
2012 Duncan 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 (2012)
2011 Duncan 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 (2011)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $3,820,975

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20161 grants / $9,765

Partnering with local government councils for scalable physical activity promotion; integrating physical and environmental change, innovative technology and social support$9,765

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor David Lubans, Associate Professor Mitch Duncan
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600766
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Mitch Duncan, Professor Naomi Rogers, Professor Wendy Brown, Professor Stewart Trost
Scheme Vanguard Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400681
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20142 grants / $521,500

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

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Mitch Duncan
Scheme Future Leader Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1400694
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Mitch Duncan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400939
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Central Queensland
Project Team

Dr Mitch Duncan

Scheme Queensland Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team

Corneel Vandelanotte

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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

Funding body: Queensland Government

Funding body Queensland Government
Project Team

Nicholas Gilson

Scheme Health Department
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

20103 grants / $1,615,350

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team

Gregory Kolt

Scheme unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team

Carey Curtis

Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team

Matthew Burke

Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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 body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team

Dr Mitch Duncan

Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.9

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Impact of Physical Activity and Sleep on Adolescent Mental Health
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Efficacy of Physical Activity and Sleep Behaviour Interventions to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters The effectiveness of the 10,000 Steps Workplace Challenge to increase physical activity
Behavioural Science, Central Queensland University
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Using Technology-Based Interventions to Improve Physical Activity and Sleep Behaviours
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Sitting and Health: Understanding biological mechanisms of sitting and ill health
Health, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Inflammatory responses to air pollution, obesity and physical activity in rat models
Health, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Children’s independent mobility, active travel, physical activity and health
Health, University of Central Queensland
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Children 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
2012 Masters An examination of question form on responses in CATI surveys
Health, University of Central Queensland
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Application of smart phones to improve self management of diabetes
Health, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Investigations 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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Associate Professor 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

Email mitch.duncan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49217805
Fax (02) 4921 2084
Link Research and Innovation Cluster

Office

Room ATC315
Building Advanced Technology Centre
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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