Key expertise: Community-led approaches to health improvement; and the relationship between health inequality, disadvantage, and poverty.
David has over 30 years’ experience in public health, specialising in community health and wellbeing issues. His particular expertise is in the relationship between health inequality, disadvantage, and poverty. He has undertaken research, strategy, and evaluation work for clients such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Government departments and agencies, Health Boards, Local Authorities, and voluntary organisations. He has significant experience in working with young people, community groups, GP’s, Primary Care Teams, volunteering organisations, Hospital staff, Care Centres, Health and Local Authority managers, and policy developers at local and national levels.
David has a long track record in helping communities to tackle inequalities in health. After working with Greater Glasgow Health Board’s Health Promotion Department for twelve years, David spent six years with the Glasgow WHO Healthy City Project, and for the past twelve years has run Communicable Health a research and design consultancy. David is an honorary fellow in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Edinburgh University. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Education, an MSc in Health History, and an MSc in Applied Social Research.