As well as his teaching and learning and curriculum role at Sussex, Duncan's main interests are in how different technologies can be used in education, and particularly, music. This has involved him in delivering workshops and training courses for many teachers, in addition to writing on music technology in education. He is curently particularly interested in how Tablets and other mobile technologies can be used effectively in educational settings.

In 2004, Duncan received a university Teaching Award and in September 2005 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in recognition for excellence in teaching.

His published research includes music education, music technology and transition. In addition, in the last few years he has been involved in researching spirituality in music education and in particular, with teachers in the music classroom. He also contributes to music education magazines.

Recent / Current Projects

  • Member of the Tablets for Schools pedagogy advisory group.
  • Member of the National Curriculum Music Expert Panel.
  • Musical Bridges - Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded research on transition in and through music.
  • Investigating ePortfolio models and developing a USB drive ePortfolio for ITE