Duncan graduated in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Aston University in the late seventies, but as a keen musician moved towards the music industry gaining work as a recording and touring musician in the UK and Europe, subsequently being employed by Chrysalis Music Group as studio sound engineer. He went on to study postgraduate Music Information Technology at City University London. He has been programme leader and senior lecturer in Music Technology and Production at University of Derby for over 25 years, the last 10 years engaged with the study of auditory perception. His research interests include immersive music production, in particular the GASP project. He is now an independent researcher, continuing with spatial/immersive music production using the GASP system.