David is Senior Lecturer at The School of Hospitality and Tourism, AUT. He spent 18 years working in the hospitality industry as a bar and hotel manager and restaurateur. His research interests include work, employment and labour market issues in hospitality and tourism. David is a member of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI), he completed his PHD in 2017, a history of employment relations in the New Zealand hotel sector, 1955-2000. David has taught undergraduate course in human resource management, organisational behaviour and the history of hotels, tourism and hospitality in New Zealand. He also teaches a post graduate course in hospitality and tourism employment issues.