David grew up in the North-West before completing his degree in Medicine from the University of Manchester. After qualifying in 1991, he completed specialist gynaecology training in Manchester, Derby and Leicester before completing subspeciality training in gynaecological oncology in Adelaide and Leicester.
He became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (MRCOG) in 1997 and became a Fellow (FRCOG) in 2011. He is an accredited subspecialist in gynaecological oncology surgery. He completed a higher research degree (MD) in vulval disease in 1995. This research degree focused on women with vulval pain from vulvodynia.
David is also an accredited colposcopist registered with the BSCCP (British Society for the Study of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology). He is also a member of the BGCS (British Gynaecological Cancer Society) and is on the GMC’s specialist register.