Daniel obtained his PhD in Biomedical Physics & Bio-Engineering at the University of Aberdeen in 2005, where he obtained his BSc in 2001. As an undergraduate he was awarded the Robertson prize for Physics (University of Aberdeen, 1998) and as a post-graduate the Best Poster prize at the 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (2003).
Following his PhD, Daniel was awarded a British Heart Foundation Junior Fellowship which he held at Mechanical Engineering (University of Birmingham). Subsequently he gained international experience both as a Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Research Fellow at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy).
Daniel returned to Birmingham in 2011 as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow (funded through the EU FP7 framework) and in 2013 took up the position of Lecturer.