Dr. Lindsay Duncan

Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

KPE Graduate Program Director (M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.) | Co-Director, McGill Theories and Interventions in Exercise and Health Psychology Lab (TIE)

Dr. Lindsay Duncan
Contact Information
Email address: 
lindsay.duncan [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-4184 Ext 00919

Currie Gymnasium
475 Avenue des Pins Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Program Director
Kinesiology & Physical Education
Developmental Psychology & Inclusive Education
Mental Health, Intervention & Psychopathology
Physical Health Education & Adapted Physical Activity
Areas of expertise: 
  • Exercise and health psychology
  • Health communication
  • Health behaviour change
  • Interventions to increase the initiation and maintenance of physical activity, particularly among cancer survivors

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 among 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.


B.A., M.A., Ph,D. (Western Ont.)

Prizes and Awards: 
William Dawson Scholar
  • M.A. Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology Sciences (Sport and Exercise Psychology)
Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Masters and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

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