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Professor of Professional Practice, School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales

David Byfield graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada in 1979 and has been in private practice and chiropractic education for the past 40 years. He is currently a Principal Lecturer, Head of the Clinical Services in the School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

David holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1974) and an MPhil degree from Southampton University, Southampton UK (1998). David holds Fellowship status with the College of Chiropractors and the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Orthopaedic, Associate Member of the Sports & Exercise Faculty, Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association and Founding Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic. David is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. He written three popular chiropractic textbooks (Chiropractic Manipulative Skills, 1st ed 1996, 2nd ed 3rd edition 2012 & A Manual Therapist�s Guide to Surface Anatomy and Palpation Skills, January 2002. David has also published a new text "Technique Skills in Chiropractic, 2012) and in addition has also published a number of scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature and a number of book chapters covering diagnostic palpation, spinal manipulation and rehabilitation.


  • –present
    Professor of Health and Exercise Science, University of South Wales