Dr Eilidh Duncan

Dr Eilidh Duncan

Research Fellow

Dr Eilidh Duncan
Dr Eilidh Duncan

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Floor 2, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD




Eilidh Duncan is a Research Fellow and Health Psychologist who has worked within the Health Services Research Unit since 2009. Her research interests include the i) the translation of research evidence into routine clinical practice; ii) the design and evaluation of interventions to change behaviour; and iii) the application of behavioural theory to trial recruitment and retention. She is currently undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship awarded by THIS Institute; 'improving healthcare through advancing the evolution of audit and feedback'.


Research Interests

Eilidh's research interests lie in i) the translation of research evidence into practice; ii) the design and evaluation of interventions to change the behavior of health professionals, patients and the public; and iii) the application of behavioural theory to trial recruitment and retention.

Links to Eilidh's recent research projects are provided below;





Current Research

  • THIS Institute funded postdoctoral fellowship exploring how to advance the science on audit and feedback (which is any summary of clinical performance of healthcare provided over a specified period of time) to improve healthcare quality and safety
  • TRiaDS programme (Translating Research into Practice: Guidance-based Implementation of Dental Evidence; funded by NHS Education for Scotland)
  • https://www.abdn.ac.uk/hsru/what-we-do/research/projects/triads-444.php





Eilidh is a member of TRiaDS (Translation Research in a Dental setting): a multidisciplinary research group that has been formed to develop a programme of knowledge transfer research embedded within the SDCEP guidance development process; it has public, academic, political and professional members. http://www.triads.org.uk/about-triads/

Eilidh is a member of the Theoretical Domains Framework collaborative. The group advances high quality research to further develop the Theoretical Domains Framework (a tool for behaviour change research), and develops published guidance for multidisciplinary researchers wishing to use the framework in their research https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13012-017-0605-9



Research Grants

Duncan EM. Improving healthcare through advancing the evolution of audit and feedback. THIS Institute. £217,959. [01/12/18 - 31/08/22].

MacLennan S, MacLennan SJ, N'Dow J, De Bruin M, Duncan EM, Ahmad S, Dimitropoulis K. Understanding the barriers and facilitators to treating non-muscle invasive bladder cancer patients in line with best practice recommendations: an exploratory study of six critical cases. Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund. £19,307. [01/11/2017 - 30/04/2018].

Fingleton N, Matheson C, Watson M, Francis J and Duncan EM.  Dependence and misuse of over-the-counter medicines: an exploration of patients’ and professionals’ perceptions, experience and management.  Society for the Study of Addiction. PhD Studentship (N Fingleton).  £56525. [01/10/12 – 30/9/2015].


Teaching Responsibilities

Eilidh supervises post-graduate students at both Masters and PhD level.  

Further Info


PhD, Health Psychology, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

MSc, Health Psychology, University of Stirling

BSc Hons, Psychology, University of Glasgow