David obtained a degree in psychology at The University of Glasgow, followed by an MSc and PhD. Both his Masters and PhD were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Previously, he was a lecturer in the School of Psychology at The University of Lincoln (2013-2015).
In addition to university led research, he has also completed internships in the public and private sectors, including an ESRC funded placement at The Scottish Government in 2011.
A Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, he is also an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Lincoln and holds affiliate status at The University of Glasgow.