Dave studied Medicine at Newcastle University. After graduation, he spent a number of years working in Australia. Part of this period was in the outback of Queensland and worked in the Emergency Department of the mining town of Mount Isa.
From here he ventured to the isolated Aboriginal reserves of Mornington Island (off the north coast of Australia) and Doomage as the lone medical practitioner – a true life-changing experience.
Following further Intensive Care training in Brisbane he returned to the UK to pursue his passion for Orthopaedic Surgery and undertook specialist training in Yorkshire.