McGill University's Faculty of Education is glad to announce that Professor Lindsay Duncan, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has received recognition as a William Dawson Scholar. This esteemed internal recognition is conferred by the university upon "a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2 chair holder," and is effective from May 1, 2017.
Lindsay Duncan is Assistant Professor with the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, where her research focuses on investigating strategies to support the initiation and maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviours. She has a keen interest in a variety of behaviours including exercise and physical activity; healthy eating; smoking cessation; and prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Dr. Duncan’s research involves developing and testing theory-based videogames to help players develop the motivation and behavioural skills needed to avoid risk and enhance their health.
Dr. Duncan is Co-Founder and Co-Director of McGill's TIE (Theories and Interventions in Exercise and Health Psychology) Laboratory and Associate Director for the Play2PREVENT Lab hosted by the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games.