Duncan Harrison has taught in Higher Education across both textile design and fashion based courses for 20 years, currently employed as a Director of Undergraduate Studies at Leeds Arts University. He is a trustee of i-dott, a charitable organisation seeking to promote design opportunities within education for the wall coverings and surface design industries.

His research interests are within quality assurance of teaching and learning experiences and pedagogic practices of the arts.

He has also been an External Examiner and validation member for a variety of undergraduate courses in the UK.