David is a member of the Marketing, Travel and Tourism Management subject group, and teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His teaching focuses on digital marketing, relationship marketing and consumer behaviour and he has received multiple student awards for the quality of his teaching.
As Principal Lecturer David has undertaken a range of leadership roles, including the management of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, development of new courses such as the MSc Digital Marketing and more recently the Director of Student Recruitment and Widening Participation for the Faculty of Business and Law. David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of the Academy of Marketing. David acted as co-chair for the prestigious 2016 Academy of Marketing Conference which was held at Northumbria University. In 2017 he joined the Regional Board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
David’s research interests focus on relationship marketing principles such as customer loyalty and complaint behaviour as well as research on less traditional marketing fields including sport and the not for profit sector. His most recent research (funded by the Marketing Trust) investigates the role of national identity and charitable ethnocentrism in donor decision making towards local, national and international charities.