Dr. Lindsay Duncan
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
Exercise and health psychology; Health communication; Health behavior change; Interventions to increase the initiation and maintenance of physical activity, particularly among cancer survivors.
Phone: (514) 398-4184 x00919
lindsay [dot] duncan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
475 Pine Avenue West
Room 213, Montreal, Quebec
Canada H2W 1S4
Dr. Duncan’s research is focused on investigating strategies to support the initiation and maintenance of physical activity and health behaviour change; particularly among those who face disproportionate risks from unhealthy behaviours (e.g., cancer survivors), or those who face disproportionate challenges to engaging in health behaviour (e.g., medically-underserved populations or the elderly).
Dr. Duncan’s research focuses primarily on the promotion of exercise and physical activity; however, she has a keen interest in a wide variety of health behaviours including but not limited to:
- Healthy eating
- Smoking cessation
- Prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
Currently, Dr. Duncan is working on developing interventions to motivate and support physical activity participation women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. She also is collaborating on a series of projects in the evolving area of “serious games” (i.e., videogames intended for use in education or health) with the goal of developing innovative evidence-based educational materials and targeted videogame interventions for risk reduction and prevention in youth and young adults.
Dr. Duncan believes strongly in taking a theory-based approach to health-behaviour research as well as partnering with community-based organizations to develop practically-relevant and sustainable interventions. Dr. Duncan maintains a network of multi-disciplinary research partners and is excited to expand her collaborative network.