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Dr. Duncan French

Dr. Duncan French

UFC Performance Institute

Globally recognized as a leading expert in high-performance sport, Dr. Duncan French is the Vice President of Performance at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. He is responsible for directing sport-specific technical interfaces that maximize the impact of performance services for UFC rostered athletes. He has over 20 years of experience working with elite professional and Olympic athletes. Prior to joining the UFC, Duncan was the Director of Performance Sciences for the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department. Before residing in the US, French was a Technical Lead for Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport. He has worked three full Olympic cycles and has been the national lead for strength and conditioning to both Great Britain Basketball and more recently Great Britain Taekwondo’s Olympic programs since 2004. As a strength and conditioning coach French has coached a host of Olympic, World Championship, and Commonwealth Games medalists, as well as world-record holders from a variety of different sports. For 3 seasons between 2009-12, French served as the Head of Strength & Conditioning at Newcastle United Football Club in the Barclays English Premier League. Duncan has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and seven book chapters. He was the chairman of the UKSCA from 2011-13 and received an Honorary Fellowship in 2014 for his services to the strength and conditioning industry.



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