David has practiced in a professional capacity within Criminal Justice System for some twenty years and as a founder member of the PI he has followed closely the development of the Institute. As a probation officer David held lead responsibilities for mental health, personality disorder and physical impairment. In more recent years he has specialised in staff development as a practice-tutor within the NPS. Research into probation practice within KSS-CRC forms part of David’s current portfolio of experience. He has facilitated research workshops at PI conference and similar events. David is currently active within the PI Research Committee.