Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne
David is a founding member of the RAID network, is currently a Crawford Fund (VIC) committee member and has been part of the coordinating team for numerous Crawford conference scholars’ days. He has been working in the international livestock research for development space for over 15 years. He was initially given an opportunity to work in Pakistan, managing a research project focussed on dairy extension. This led to a three-year role based in Lahore coordinating research activities, data collection and capacity building of local employees and field officers. The success of this program led to additional funding, which built on the previous work and incorporated research using a farm systems approach for smallholder households and co-designed a whole-family approach to extension. His more recent project is evaluating how these new extension technologies and approaches can be integrated within the larger innovation system. Some videos which explain the work that David and his wonderful team in Pakistan have worked on can be found here.