David is the Chair of the case reports section of the fellowship program for The Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia. David has lectured at national and international conferences to both Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. David studied undergraduate Optometry at QUT. Following this he completed a business degree in Logistics and Operations Management at USQ. David was part of the first graduating class of the QUT Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics. In 2007, David completed his fellowship of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia. David is a past President of The Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia at both a state and national level.