David is the Interim Pro Vice Chancellor Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby. David is a champion of aspiring artists through his leadership as Chair of UK New Artists (UKNA) and as an educational leader through his role as Vice-Chair of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) a sector level organisation working in support of the creative arts both nationally and internationally.
With a background in product design and related fields, he was an early adopter of 3D modelling and RP and is a keen advocate of technology within the design process. David has spent a large part of his HE experience working collaboratively with UK, EU and partners overseas.
A key supporter of TNE in its broadest sense, he has worked extensively in China and Malaysia amongst other countries, and is well versed in leading and supporting curriculum developments in the U.K., EU and OS markets.