David Austin Applications Manager


Dave joined Challenges in April 2011 and has since taken over the majority of the volunteer management. He graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bsc in Pharmacology and has since worked in a variety of industries.

Having failed to find a cure for obesity in six months of research he moved into construction and education, working for several years as a science communicator for the Edinburgh International Science festival and the Generation Science schools touring program.

Dave has conducted research and assessment visits on medical centres and programs in Uganda, Malawi and Sierra Leone and travelled widely throughout the developing world. When not at work he spends his time engaged in various outdoor sports, and amassing waterfall based injuries