David is the Associate Dean Aboriginal Health in the School of Medicine (Fremantle) at University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. He formerly held the position of Deputy Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia. David’s research interests and experience includes Indigenous recruitment and retention, cultural and organisational change, the development and implementation of Indigenous health curriculum, the preparedness of practitioners to work with Indigenous peoples and self determination and community control in Aboriginal health. David’s work in Indigenous health and education has been recognised through several Honours and Awards including multiple LIMELight awards including the 2011 Leadership Award (2011) for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual. David first became involved in Aboriginal health in the 1970s as a medical student and continues to work towards improved health outcomes and quality health care for Indigenous peoples. Key research: Aboriginal health; community based community controlled health care; structural issues influencing health status; alternatives to fee for service health care; advocacy for health to be seen as a community rather than individual issue; consumer rights; and cccupational health, safety and welfare.