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Research Interests

  • Theory- and Evidence-based Health Behavior (Physical Activity, Diet) Intervention
  • Environmental, Psycho-social and Socio-cultural Aspects of health behaviors (Physical Activity, Diet) and Precautionary Behaviors (Influenza, COVID-19)


Dr. Duan is an assistant professor of the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University. She has diverse research interests in the areas of health behavior promotion and sport psychology. Dr. Duan’s main research area focuses on the environmental, psycho-social and socio-cultural factors of physical activity, physical activity behavior change process and its underlying psychosocial mechanism. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed international publications which cover diverse samples (e.g., university students and staff, office-based employees, older adults, cardiac rehabilitation patients) applying various approaches including observation, interview, questionnaire survey, onsite-, web- and app-based interventions.  Dr. Duan is the Executive Committee member of Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity, the Associate Editor of Health Psychology Section in Frontiers in Psychology, the Associate Editor of Aging and Public Health Section in Frontiers in Public Health, and the Asian Editor of the American Journal of Health Behavior. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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