David had roles in performance sport, including physiological support for a British Olympic Team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games which exposed athletes to the most extreme heat stress of any modern Olympiad. He was an elite athlete himself, competing in three Junior World Championships.
David has expertise in factors limiting endurance performance, with a particular interest in cardiovascular and respiratory factors. Exercise training, and the acute response following a single bout of exercise, was the topic of his doctoral work, leading to further cardiovascular control research with health and sports training applications. Most recently, David’s research has focused on observational approaches contributing to improved understanding of the efficacy of public health interventions.
Higher Education Policy
Sport & Exercise Science
Physical Activity & Public Health
Exercise & Sport Training
Trustee of the Janet Trotter Trust
External examiner and advisor