Duane's teaching and research explores the crossroads of Western Science and Indigenous Knowledge, with a special emphasis on astronomy and meteoritics. He is currently developing two undergraduate units on the Science of Indigenous Knowledge (Ethnoscience) and Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge (Cultural Astronomy) that will be available to all UNSW studenrts. These courses will start Semester 1, 2014.
Duane earned degrees in astrophysics (BSc, MSc) and Indigenous Studies (PhD) and has published extensively on cultural and historical astronomy and geomythology. He gives regular public talks, maintains a research blog, and works as an astronomy educator and consultant curator at Sydney Observatory.