David is a Professor in the Centre for Health Economics.

His broad research interests are in health economics, labour economics, and micro-econometrics; but he has a particular interest in the economics of mental health and wellbeing, and the economic impacts of people’s environment.

His current research is funded by an ARC Discovery Projects titled “Microeconomic Impacts of Australian Natural Disasters” and “Microeconometric Analysis of Socioeconomic Inequity in Mental Healthcare”,  an ARC Linkage Project with Beyond Blue titled “Insecure Work and the Mental Health of Workers and their Families”, and a Wellcome Trust grant titled “Health and Economic Benefits of Water-Sensitive Revitalisation in Informal Urban Settlements”.