Menu Close
Professor of Public Health Medicine, University of Newcastle

In the past decade, David has served as an expert adviser and consultant to a number of World Health Organization (WHO), regional and national health programmes in the African and Pacific Regions. He also served as the Director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Vectorborne Diseases.

David's research interests include: novel infectious disease surveillance methods, control of zoonotic diseases and strategies for reducing inequity in public health service delivery. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and has published several scientific monographs and chapters in leading public health texts.


  • 2004–present
    Professor of Public Health Medicine, University of Newcastle
  • 2000–2003
    Head of School Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University


  • 2004 
    Royal Australian College of Physicians, Fellowship Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • 2002 
    James Cook University, Doctorate in Public Health