Professor David Davies
David Davies is Director of Teaching and Training for NSW Health Pathology and is responsible for developing education and vocational training for medical, scientific and technical staff employed by New South Wales Health Pathology. He collaborates on this with the Director of Workforce and Culture, the Chief Pathologist and Chief Scientist and helps develop other purpose specific training that staff may need including customer service and financial management skills.
He previously served as director of the South Western Area Pathology Service and co-director of our Sydney South West Pathology Service (SSWPS) network. He continues to work as a Senior Staff Specialist in anatomical pathology.
David is a member of the panel of advisers for the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) of NSW and a councillor on the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS). He has also made a significant contribution to the development of pathology teachings in the New Medicine Program at the University of NSW.
For 10 years he served as Chair of the National Quality Assurance Program in Anatomical Pathology provided by Royal College of Pathologists Australasia and helped introduce whole slide imaging (digital microscopy) for use in quality assurance. In 2003 David received the Centenary Medal for services to the Australian Society and Medicine. In 2011, the University of NSW Faculty of Medicine named David the Overall Conjoint Tutor of the Year in recognition of his commitment to training medical students, junior doctors and senior staff. And in 2012 he received the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia for his activities in teaching, research, professional practice and administration.