David's background is as a practitioner in the field of disability service provision. He has worked mainly within UK disability services for the past 25 years, and has been running his own residential care service in Birmingham since 1999.
David has recently completed his PhD in International Development, focusing on disability and livelihoods. He has conducted research on this topic in Uganda, Kenya and India. He has also written an NGO field manual on the topic, based on an international field staff survey and a consultancy visit to Sierra Leone.
David currently teaches on four post-graduate modules within IDD. He combines this with his continuing role as a practitioner.