Biography

Dr Duncan Macfarlane, Associate Professor
Dr Duncan Macfarlane

麥迪勤, 副教授
Dr Duncan Macfarlane
BSc, BPhEd Otago; DPhil Oxon
djmac@hku.hk

- Selected Publications

- Research Grants
Dr Macfarlane joined the University of Hong Kong in 1994 and is currently Associate Professor, Head of the Stanley Ho Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory of the Institute of Human Performance. He previously held the post of Lecturer in the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Dr Macfarlane teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level focusing on human anatomy/kinanthropometry and physiology with an emphasis on exercise physiology; he has also lectured in the areas of research and statistical methodology and has supervised the dissertations of more than 60 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate students. In 2007 he was one of only three HKU staff members to win a prestigious University Teaching Fellowship award. Possessing more than 20 years research experience in human stress physiology, with particular emphasis on exercise physiology, Dr Macfarlane\\\'s current research areas include investigations on the levels of habitual physical activity in children and the elderly and how the built environment can affect activity levels; the control of ventilation during exercise and the measurement of exercise performance. Other academic interests include equipment and methodological issues required for precise physiological measurements and kinanthropometry. He has published more than 60 articles in refereed journals, chapter contributions and academic reports, as well as more than 80 presentations at national and international conferences. Dr Macfarlane has served as a reviewer for several granting organizations, including the Research Grants Committee, Health Services Research Committee and Health Care Promotion Fund, and regularly reviews papers in a wide variety of international journals. Dr Macfarlane has worked as a consultant to the Police Tactical Unit and Customs and Excise Department, and has collaborated extensively with the Hong Kong Sport Development Board, particularly on the design and implementation of the Millennium Sports Survey (2002). He served as a Council member of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science for 10 years and as the Hong Kong coordinator with the Centre for Disease Control (USA)/International Physical Activity Working Group as part of the International Prevalence Survey and has collaborative work with IPEN (International Physical Activity and the Environment Network). He was a key (funded) member of the HKU URC Strategic Research Theme (Public Health) researching how the environment may affect activity levels. He is also an accredited Level 3 Exercise Physiologist (Sports Science New Zealand), and is currently the only accredited Level 3 Anthropometrist (International Instructor: ISAK - International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry) permitted to teach ISAK approved courses in Hong Kong.
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