Dave took up post as chair of Developmental Mental Health at the University of Melbourne in February 2016. Before this he was professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Dundee.
His work has focused on developing a better understanding of the pathophysiology of ADHD, conduct disorder and depression using a range of approaches including neuropsychopharmacology, neuroimaging and genetics, and developing and adapting our approaches to treatment through pharmacogenomics, clinical trials, pharmacoepidemiology and patient reported outcomes.
Dave has maintained a strong clinical presence and has worked hard to develop clinical pathways that facilitate the rapid transfer of research evidence into routine clinical practice.
In addition to his academic role, he is part of the neurodevelopmental disorders team at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.