Simon Duncan is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bradford.
Brought up in Northern Ireland and Huddersfield, Duncan was an undergraduate at Cambridge University. Starting doctoral studies at Lund University, Sweden, he took his PhD at Cambridge. Following lectureships in geography at Sussex University and the London School of Economics, Duncan joined the University of Bradford in 1995. He has also held fellowships at the University of Manchester , Sussex University, and Lund. He was Assistant Director of the LSE Gender Institute and Chair of the NetworkGender inequality and the European regions. Overall, he has been Principal Investigator on 23 funded research projects and networks, from ESRC, British Academy, Nuffield, European Science Foundation, Swedish Council for Building Research, and Bradford City Council.