BSc MSc PhD
Senior Research Scientist
David graduated from the University of Buckingham prior to gaining an MSc and PhD from the Institute of Neurology, University College London. His doctoral research focused on the impact of neurological illness on the offspring of affected individuals. After receiving his doctorate David spent a number of years as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of West London, before joining the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford in 2011.
David has significant research interests in the fields of quality of life, mental health and psychosocial well-being. He also has a particular interest in patient reported outcome measures, and has developed and contributed to a number of instruments. He has recently lead the development of a new measure, the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire (OX-PAQ), a three year project funded by the European Brain Council. Current projects on which he is leading include the development of new modules to complement the widely used Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire and further validation of the Parkinson’s Disease Carer Questionnaire. He is also involved in a study focusing on loneliness in the elderly population of Sweden and the development of a new measure assessing the impact of using computer-based self-management systems targeted at people with type 2 diabetes.