(bio was written by Dr Matt Bower, Senior Lecturer in K-12 Information and Communication Technology at Macquarie University)
David has established a reputation for expertise in interactive digital education. He has been recognised in the award a National Excellence in Teaching Award, a Regional Award for Excellence in Secondary Teaching and in 2012 was awarded a NSW Premier’s Scholarship researching in New and Emerging Technologies around the globe. He held the position of Head Teacher of Computing at Chatswood High School for ten years, is the author of a number of texts and lead author of the current NSW Pearson text for secondary school Information and Software Technology. David is has been a long time workshop presenter for ICTENSW, the professional body for teachers of computing in NSW and has been a senior marker for High School Certificate computing courses. He has many years experience in the training of pre service teachers of IT/computing in a number of tertiary institutions. His work in multimedia has involved working alongside Adobe as a presenter at their International Conferences. His students’ digital works have been frequently awarded and selected for post HSC exhibition. Many of David’s students have enjoyed successful careers in animation, games design, robotics and other creative digital media fields.