David is Associate Professor in land administration and management. He teaches undergraduate courses in cadastral surveying and land development and in 2013 received the RMIT SEH College Award for Teaching Excellence. He is currently co-chair of the Global Land Tools Network Research and Training Cluster. His research focus is on the impact of climate change and natural disasters on land tenure, and how responsible land governance can help. He explores how securing and safeguarding land tenure rights, and effective land use planning, can enhance climate resilient pathways.