GROUPE DE RECHERCHE EN ACTIVITÉ PHYSIQUE ADAPTÉE
MEMBRES
Lindsay Duncan
McGill
Kinesiology and Physical Education
475 Pine Avenue West, Room 213, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H2W 1S4
514. 398.4184 # 00919

COURRIEL: lindsay.duncan@mcgill.ca

PROFESSEUR

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University

FORMATION

Post-Doctorat: Psychology
Yale University
Doctorat: Kinesiology
The University of Western Ontario
Maîtrise: Kinesiology
The University of Western Ontario
Baccalauréat ou autre: Kinesiology
University of Western Ontario

BIOGRAPHIE

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:

1. Healthy eating
2. Smoking cessation
3. 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.


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