David is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and has worked as a consultant for the Care Trust since 2002, initially in Airedale and then as an autism and intellectual disability specialist. He was quality lead for the development of a parent training programme about the Autistic Spectrum, which is now used internationally.
Following the development of new special schools, he supported the Care Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to run consultation clinics with special school nurses and moved clinical work into special schools. He has had a number of education roles for doctors in training, including six years as Training Programme Director for child and adolescent psychiatrists in Yorkshire. He has been Deputy Medical Director at the Trust, with responsibility for medical staffing, for a number of years.
David is governor of a local special school for communication and interaction difficulties. He is a tutor for PRIME, a faith based medical education charity that aims to improve standards of health care education worldwide, and has made a number of short term visits to Nepal over the last 10 years teaching mental health as part of multi-national teams.