David’s first degree (Biochemistry) was awarded by the University of Birmingham in 1999. Following this, David trained as a teacher at the University of Wolverhampton (2000). Keen to reengage with the cutting edge research that he had been exposed to as an undergraduate, David returned to Birmingham to complete his PhD studies (2004). Employment as a post-doctoral research associate followed. During this time David developed the use of high-throughput techniques to map gene regulatory events in bacteria.
In 2008 David was awarded a prestigious Career Development Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust and used this grant to set up his research group at the University of Warwick. During this time David established collaborations with biophysical scientists and began studying DNA and its interactions at the single-molecule level.
In 2011 David relocated his research group to Birmingham. His current research is focused on deciphering the chromosome biology of pathogenic bacteria.