Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Bond University

After graduating in 1967, David was employed in a variety of academic institutions, including teaching on the University of London External LLB programme.

David also worked as a public prosecutor and defence solicitor in Scotland, and was the Head of the Law Department at Napier University before being appointed as a Stipendiary Magistrate for the City of Glasgow.

Upon his emigration to Australia in 1989, David worked in commercial litigation before being appointed as Solicitor for Prosecutions for Queensland, a post he occupied for nine years before retiring to private legal practice and then subsequently taking up his current position at Bond.

Recent Publications
- Criminal sentencing - The geographical lottery
- An inconvenient truth: Legal implications of errors in breath alcohol analysis arising from statistical uncertainty
- Criminal profiling as expert evidence
- No sex offenders, please- We're Queenslanders
- Psychology from the bench
- Out of the mouths of babes: The case for an increased use of expert evidence in rebuttal of sexual abuse allegations by child witnesses.
- Plead Guilty Early and Convincingly to Avoid Disappointment
- Liability for the actions of others
- Pattern recognition and forensic identification: The presumption of scientific accuracy and other falsehoods
- Political free speech - how far does it extend?


  • –present
    Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Bond University