David is a writer and editor with a background in literature, creative writing and literary history. He holds a BA from the University of Sydney, an MA from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Between 2001 and 2012 he was Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review, an Australian journal of poetry and poetics. He held the position of Communications Manager with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in 2020–21. Previously, he worked as a Communications Editor for Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and as the Publications Manager for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.