Co-Director, The Institute for Sustainable Food at The University of Sheffield
Duncan is the Professor of Plant and Soil biology and co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield. He is an environmental microbiologist interested in the functional ecology and evolutionary biology of plant-microbial symbioses. His research is both fundamental and applied, taking basic biology in to practice in the form of microbial technologies for sustainable food production with a specific focus on plant immunity. Duncan’s work is international having held visiting fellowships in Australia and Germany. In 2015 Duncan was invited to address the Paris Climate negotiations (COP21). Duncan won the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientist award in 2013 and in 2021 won The Green Gown award, both for his translational research.