Professor of Health Psychology
NIHR Public Health Research programme research funding board member (2015-present)
MRC Methodology Research Programme panel member (2014-present)
NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research: sub-panel member (expert in health psychology/ behavioural science) (2009-2014)
British Journal of Health Psychology (official journal of British Psychological Society): Editor (2013-present);
Annals of Behavioral Medicine (official journal of Society of Behavioral Medicine): Editorial Board member (2009-present)
British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology chair of annual conference scientific committee (Brighton 2013)
After studying at the Universities of Hull and Cardiff, David French worked as a research assistant at the University of Leicester, before completed his PhD at Guys, Kings and St Thomas Medical School, University of London in 1999. This was followed by a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Health Services Research at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. He then worked as a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and as Reader and then Professor at Coventry University. In October 2012 he moved to the University of Manchester as Professor of Health Psychology.