Meet the sports scientist who helped the Blues win the 2014 State of Origin
Wednesday 9th August 2017 7.15pm
Dr Craig Duncan is one of Australia's leading sport scientists. He is internationally recognised in the area of performance science and human performance; and has worked with Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers. He also helped NSW's State of Origin team to achieve their 2014 win.
After completing undergrad studies in human movement science, a PhD in sport and exercise science, and postgraduate qualifications in education and psychology, he is presently Director of Performance Intelligence Agency, a senior lecturer in sport science at The Australian Catholic University (ACU), and also consults to numerous high-performance organisations.
Duncan is a passionate advocate for safe, professional, and ethical standards for all sport scientists; as well as a more holistic approach for athletes in high-performance teams. His innovative approach emphasises that appropriate preparation leads to increased success and lower injury rates.
He has also been instrumental in developing a new ACU postgraduate program dedicated to those who aspire to work as sport scientists. The cutting-edge studies include the use of technology in sport science, the skills required to analyse and interpret performance data, the importance of leadership, and factors pertaining to fatigue and recovery. He takes great pride in developing sport scientists who are ethical in nature, professional in approach, and respectful of others.