David came to the University of Nottingham in 2008 following a long clinical career caring for acutely ill adults. These clinical experiences as a nurse working in the NHS, included the roles of Nurse Specialist, Charge Nurse and Practice Development Matron; and these practice insights continue to inform his academic practice as a teacher and scholar.
In his 11-year educational career, David has taught successfully on a range of under graduate and postgraduate programmes. He is the Course Director for Nottingham’s MSc in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement. This Interprofessional programme develops the improvement skills of Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, health service managers and other professionals. A central skill that is developed and critically evaluated within this is the principle of the contextualised measurement of improvement in a way that is meaningful to professionals and service users alike.
Alongside his educational work David is a part time (third year) PhD student investigating the relationship between clinical leadership and safer nursing practice, using an ethnographic approach. David also maintains a scholarly interest in pedagogy and developing approaches to improve the student experience and the development of educators.