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Myanna Duncan

Dr Myanna Duncan

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

  • Psychology




Dr Myanna Duncan is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist (British Psychological Society) with a wide range of industry and academic experience. She currently works as a full-time Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IOPPN), King's College London. She joined King’s in 2014 where she worked at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC), prior to moving to the IOPPN in 2016. Before this, Myanna worked at the National Institute of Heath Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre, Loughborough University.

Myanna holds a PhD in Applied Psychology from Loughborough University, an MSc. from The University of Nottingham and a BSc from the University of Warwick. She has secured funding from The Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, Deloitte LLP and the ESRC. Myanna reviews for several key journals in her field and is an external examiner at The University of Derby for the MSc. Behaviour Change programme.

Research Interests:

  • Occupational health psychology


  • Work and wellbeing (intervention research)


  • Sedentary behaviour and physical activity


  • Shift work


  • Resilience


  • Psychometric testing, including ‘serious video games’


  • BSc. (Hons) Psychology  
  • BSc. (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement Year  
  • MSc. Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology  


Expertise and Public Engagement:

Myanna is passionate about public engagement and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the public. Her work has been featured on the BBC and wider international press. Some examples include: