Dave is a microbiologist and entomologist. His main areas of interest are: insect pathogens and microbial pest control; bee health; ecology and physiology of entomopathogenic fungi; biopesticide regulation and governance; and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Dave has worked at Warwick Crop Centre since 1990. Previous to this, he studied for a bachelor degree in biology at the University of Nottingham, followed by a PhD in mycology at Kings College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, has been an adviser on IPM to the European Parliament and a research programme assessor for the US Department of Agriculture