David is is a consultant psychiatrist and professor of palliative medicine at the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). He is also director of the Centre for Palliative Care which was formed in 1996 as a consortium of Melbourne care providers and institutions involved with palliative care. David's research interests include observational studies of adaptation to cancer, therapeutic interventions to enhance coping and outcome studies of bereaved families. In the past five years, he has produced 46 refereed articles, chapters, monographs and non-print media publications. David is on three editorial boards, and reviews for ten journals and seven research funding bodies.
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