Professor of Health Psychology
MRC/ NIHR Complex Intervention Framework update (for third version of Framework), Scientific Advisory Group member and author (Nov 2017 – Sept 2021)
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, sub-panel 2: Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care, Panel Member in the assessment phase (2020 to 2022)
Member of several research funding panels, including, NIHR Public Health Research programme (2015-2019), MRC Methodology Research Programme (2014-2018), and NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (2009-2014)
British Journal of Health Psychology (official journal of British Psychological Society): Editor (Jan 2013-Dec 2017);
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.