David is Professor of Tropical Environmental Change in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (2012-). Prior to rejoining NUS, he was University Chair and Professor of Geography at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland (2001-2012). His research interests are in the human dimensions of environmental change, with a particular focus on low latitudes. His PhD, awarded in the 1980s, investigated environmental including climate changes in central Africa over the last 40,000 years or so.
Professorial Fellow (Trinity College, University of Dublin, 2004-), Provost Chair Professor (NUS, 2014-), Honorary Professoral Fellow (University of Melbourne, 2018-)