David is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management at Queensland University of Technology, an Adjunct Lecturer with the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security Studies at Charles Sturt University, and a senior fellow with the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University.
David has presented at more than forty-five international conferences in the areas of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Business Continuity Management, Crisis Management, Organisational Resilience and Crisis Decision Making.
David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services, a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute, a Fellow of the Emergency Management Academy of New York, a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, and an Assessor with the US Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
David holds a Masters of Emergency Management and degrees in Social Science and Education. David has completed an Emergency Management Fellowship with the Emergency Management Academy in New York, the Leadership in Crises Program with the Harvard Kennedy Business School and the Lessons Leaned Staff Officer Course with NATO.