David has a first class degree and PhD in Biochemistry. Following postdoctoral research on eukaryotic gene transcription at the Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, his academic research career centred on the control of developmental gene expression.
He was Reader in Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds and has over 90 research publications and more than 300 books as author, editor, and series editor. He has held numerous consultancies with biotech companies.
David has founded three companies including Science Warehouse Ltd, a cloud-based e-procurement, catalogue and spend analysis platform for both science and non-science spend, which he grew as Founder and Executive Chairman to host over 17 million products and services for top tier clients.