Elaine Duncan joined GCU in 1993. She is a member of the Institute for Applied Health Research of GCU, aligning with the institute's research on protecting and promoting health and wellbeing and active living. Her specialist areas are emotional health and wellbeing, the efficacy of written-disclosure, the efficacy of positive psychology and wellbeing interventions and sport and exercise psychology. Elaine is a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is also a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Since 2010 she has been a practicing counsellor with experience in both private and NHS sectors. She provides counselling to students within the Talented Athletes Programme at GCU. Elaine is also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).