Ecology and Health
David is a biologist working in the field of environmental health. He has published on a wide range of topics, including occupational exposure to metals, epidemiology of prostate cancer, chemical injury surveillance, water-borne disease, environmental legislation, environmental health indicators, vector ecology, and vector-borne diseases. David's main area of research interest is in the health effects of anthropogenic ecosystem disruption and he is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Barbara Hardy Institute (University of South Australia), the School of Population Health (University of Queensland) and at the Institute of Bio-resource and Environment (Dalian Nationalities University, China) where he supervises postgraduate students.
David along with colleagues at ESR and national and international collaborators, is currently completing the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) funded project “Health Analysis and Information For Action (HAIFA) – A Resource System For Reducing New Zealand’s Vulnerability To Human Health Impacts Of Climate Variation And Change”.