Head, Tobacco Control Research Program, Menzies School of Health Research

Current projects: Current research projects are mainly focused on smoking amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including the Talking about the Smokes (a national project to understand what tobacco control policies and programs work in reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking) and Health Starts/Te Piripohotanga (a RCT of a family-based intervention to reduce harm caused by secondhand smoke amongst Aboriginal and Maori infants in Darwin and Auckland).

Partnerships and collaborations: David has collaborated with others from many organisations working in Aboriginal health and tobacco control, including many Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, the NT and Australian governments, and academic institutions including the University of Melbourne, Cancer Council Victoria, University of Auckland, University of California San Diego.

Areas of expertise and research interests: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research and tobacco control in particular.

Experience

  • –present
    Head, Tobacco Control Research Program, Menzies School of Health Research