Karen Duncan is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on the economic and financial security of families and individuals, and her most recent work explores the economic costs of family caregiving. She has continuing research interests in the areas of work-family interrelationships, consumer insolvency, families in business, and time use. She holds or has held funding from SSHRC, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and the Canadian Home Economics Foundation. Dr. Duncan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of family economic health and caregiving.
1984 B.Sc.H.Ec. University of Saskatchewan
1988 M.S. The Ohio State University
1993 Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Current Research Funding
Kerton, R., et al. (2014-18). Canadian Partnership on Public Policy-Oriented Consumer Interest Research. SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.
Board of Directors, American Council on Consumer Interests
National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy’s Research Sub-Committee