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David is a non-Indigenous medical practitioner who has worked alongside Aboriginal people in Aboriginal health across a range of areas over many years. The majority of this work has been in Aboriginal led programs.

This has included direct health service provision; contributing to policy development; research; and education at both local and national levels. Particular areas of interest include Aboriginal community control in Aboriginal health; comprehensive primary health care; workforce issues; and Aboriginal health curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.


  • –present
    Deputy Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia


  • 2008 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1980 
    University of Western Australia, MBBS