David combines academic work at LSTM with his health service role as a public health physician at the national public health agency in Wales (Consultant Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Wales NHS Trust).
Clinical and public health background: David qualified in medicine in Nigeria (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) and specialised in internal medicine (FWACP, West Africa), before UK specialist training in public health medicine in Liverpool, Lancashire, and London. Since 2012, he has worked in both full-time and honorary consultant roles with Public Health England (now UKHSA), and currently Public Health Wales.
Research training and experience: He obtained a PhD at Utrecht University (Netherlands), followed by postdoctoral health protection research at UCL and PHE Colindale; and field team leadership in global public health research at LSHTM (coordinating multi-partner Ebola vaccine trials, leading a capacity building programme, and managing health systems engagement in Sierra Leone, 2015-2021).
Medical and public health teaching: David has taught public health and clinical subjects at postgraduate and undergraduate level, including experience with curriculum development and course leadership; across different resource settings (high and low-income); and using different mediums (in person and virtual).
David's role has a remit as the LSTM clinical professional lead on public health education - including developing public health teaching; overseeing NHS public health specialist training placements at the School; and fostering both UK and overseas partnerships on public health education and scholarship. This will involve seeking to build local and global networks for public health education, CPD, capacity building, and research.
David teaches on the following courses:
Master of Public Health (MPH): Programme Director (joint)
MPH Module TROP720 (Outbreak Control and Health Protection): Module Convenor
MPH Module TROP713 (Public Health Approaches to Modern Epidemics): Module co-Convenor
Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H): Public health
Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN): Public health
BSc Module LIFE357 (Advanced Skills in Tropical Disease Biology): Clinical trials
Educational Supervisor for LSTM-based NHS public health specialists-in-training (Specialty Registrars)
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships, awards
FFPH (Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health), UK Royal Colleges of Physicians
FWACP (Fellow of the West African College of Physicians)
FRCP(Glasg) (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)
FRSPH (Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health)
AFHEA (Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy)
MFMLM (Member, Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management), UK Royal Colleges of Physicians
Member, Faculty of Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare, Royal College of Surgeons (Ed)