Duncan has over 15 years’ experience in research and evaluation across a broad range of social policy areas and methodologies. He consults to a wide range of government and NGO clients, and has previously held roles at the University of Wollongong, Urbis and Wesley Mission. Duncan also holds a part time role as Principal Evaluator in the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, where he is leading a project to build evaluation capability in the NSW Department of Education.
Duncan has a long history of contribution to the research industry, co-chairing the AMSRS conference in 2009, starting the Government and Social Research Network in 2011 and serving on the Board of the Australasian Evaluation Society from 2012-16. He also teaches evaluation and research methods in a number of executive education programs, including for the AMSRS. Duncan holds a Master of Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economic Geography (both from UNSW), and is writing up his PhD at the University of Wollongong: on web survey design. As part of this PhD work, Duncan won Best Paper at the AMSRS Conference in 2012 and 2014.