David, an economic and political modeller, received his training in forecasting research, which he developed during his recently completed PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge. David’s economic and scenario-planning research as a Visiting Scholar at Massey College in the University of Toronto is directly aligned with his role as a health system forecaster for the Innovation Cell. David’s work explores the sustainability of the welfare state and publicly funded services, such as healthcare, in relation to immigration and demographic change, specifically addressing scenario planning estimates of growth, productivity patterns, innovation measures and the forecasted impacts of globalization. He has surveyed the costs and benefits of immigration, both actual and intended, to the provision of vital services such as healthcare, using economic models to predict possible outcomes. Prior to receiving his PhD from Cambridge, David received his MA from King’s College London (First Class), and his HBA (with High Distinction) from the University of Toronto.