David is a chartered scientist, and has studied bone healing by way of fracture analysis and orthopaedics at Salford University. He was a research supervisor at Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities from 1991 to 1996. Previously, David qualified in avionics and electronic engineering in the Royal Air Force and went on to study science education before becoming involved in medical research. He is now internationally recognised for his involvement in electrotherapies, lecturing at ACPAT conferences and at International Symposia around the world. David is the course lecturer on the science behind electro-therapy to ensure that the veterinary physiotherapy students fully understand the equipment they will be using and is now an author of related electrotherapy books. In August 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.