David is committed to ensuring that his experience is passed on to the next generation. This includes informing them of the appropriate techniques and systems that they should use, but putting this in the context of excellent professional practice. He tries hard in his lectures to communicate his enthusiasm for the subject and the enjoyment he still gets from engineering geology

David is currently a Professor in Engineering Geology at Sussex University and has also provided modules and invited lectures to students at

  • Brunel University
  • Imperial College
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Brighton University
  • Leeds University
  • Newcastle University

David also teaches regularly on in house courses for companies in the UK and elsewhere, compiling and delivering bespoke courses. This includes the encouragement and inculcation of new staff into the lecturing process wherever possible. He provides a long term quality assurance of the courses to ensure that the taught material remains true to the original concept. His soil description courses are recognised for their quality around the world and are accredited by the Geological Society of London

David was also Project manager for the in house Teaching Company Scheme, investigating and applying new procedures in the probabilistic geomechanics

David has provided invited lectures to geological and geotechnical societies throughout the UK as guest speaker.