Barbara Duncan gained her first degree at the University of Strathclyde and her PhD from the University of Sheffield. A former nurse, Barbara has retained her interest in health related issues and is now a Chartered Health Psychologist. Her research interests focus on health related behaviour in relation to sexual health, the role of gender in health, and the application of qualitative methodology in understanding health related issues. Most recently, she has been involved in sexual health related research in offending populations. She has received research grants from Greater Glasgow Health Board, the Chief Scientist’s Office of the Scottish Government and the AERC, the results of which aim to inform policy and practice in sexual health delivery in Scotland. Formerly, she was a research associate at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow and a lecturer at the Dept. of Psychology, Strathclyde University. She is a recognized teacher at the University of Stirling.