David is the Head of Unit at SA Pathology Transfusion Service, South Australia and an Associate Professor, Department of Haematology & Genetic Pathology, Flinders University. He gained his PhD in the field of Transfusion Medicine from Flinders University and also holds an Associate Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Science, RCPA.
Over the years he has been very active as a teacher, supervisor and examiner in science, medicine, nursing and midwifery. As well he has been the recipient of numerous awards and research grants and publishing more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
David has participated in numerous national committees including the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Committee (NPAAC), Medical Testing Accreditation Advisory Committee (MTAAC), National Blood Authority (NBA), and as a member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Advisory Committee. Currently he is chair of the Transfusion RCPAQAP. He has also been involved with the Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) over many years, serving as a Council member and Honorary Treasurer for 11 years and chairing the Scientific Sub-committee, now the Transfusion Science Standing Committee for 9 years.
His particular areas of interest include the interface between the laboratory and clinical practice, improvement in transfusion practices, critical bleeding and massive transfusion and the safe and appropriate use of blood and blood products.Back to speakers