David researches and teaches in areas mainly related sociology, social policy and political economy. He is particularly interested in the philosophy and methods of social research, with a primary focus upon issues around personal indebtedness in the UK and its historical growth in relation to welfare reform and wider economic transformations. David has collaborated in major research projects with organisations including Democratic Audit and the Law Commission.
David is currently the sociology and social science convenor for the Go Higher Access Programme. He previously worked in the building industry and car manufacturing before undertaking an Access to HE course at Wirral Metropolitan College in 2005. He entered the University of Liverpool in 2006, where he has since completed his BA in 2009 (sociology and social policy), MA in 2010 (research methodology) and PhD in 2014 (titled: 'Culture, economy and the normalization of debt').