Duncan studied signal processing and psychoacoustics at the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) in Guildford (Surrey University). He also holds teaching qualifications from Surrey University (2004), Apple Inc. (2007), Plymouth University (2015), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ongoing research interests include sound recording, psychoacoustics, human computer interaction (particularly brain-computer interfacing) and digital signal processing. He is a regular peer reviewer for the AES, an editorial board member of Musicæ Scientaæ, and the Journal of Creative Music Systems, and an occasional reviewer for the following journals: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Brain Computer Interfaces, Psychology of Music and the Journal of New Music Research. He has also acted as a peer reviewer for Focal Press and the Marie Curie EU Fellowship scheme, reviewing recent proposals on affective neuroscience. Commercially, he has written both hardware and software reviews for Sound on Sound magazine, contributed to BBC1's prime-time broadcast 'The One Show', Channel 5's Gadgetshow, Sky News Sunrise, and several radio broadcasts as a psychoacoustic consultant, for clients including Honda Automotive, GoUltraLow (UK govn't campaign), StubhubUK (eBay Inc.), and the London Taxi Co.
As a musician and composer, Duncan has been published across the globe and has performed both nationally and internationally, including studio and live prime-time television performance (often in truly embarrassing contexts). Recent published work includes library music for EMI Production Music, SonyATV, DeWolfe, and KPM MusicHouse, with television credits on MTV, MTV Classics, and ITV. He has performed at Rock Im Park (AUS), Hard Rock Hell (UK), and on live TV with Bernie Nolan and Mylene Klass (Channel 5 - don't ask...), amongst other UK and EU performances including the London International Music Show at the ExCEL centre. Contemporary music performances include concerts at the Royal College of Music, London (2015), International Computer Music Conference in Athens, Greece (2014), and installations at Los Angeles' UCLA Art|Sci Gallery (2014), and the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival in Devon, UK (2013-14). See the showreel page for full details.