Dave is a junior doctor and RC Psych Foundation Fellow. He received his MBBS from King's College London, winning the 2021 Dr Abbas Khan Medal for his contributions to drug policy and outreach. He also holds a BSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Kent.

From 2019 to 2021, Dave was Director of Research at CDPRG, co-authoring several white papers on drug law and policy. He sat on the Medical Psychedelics Working Group at Drug Science as a Policy Expert until 2021.

He has co-organised 9 international conferences, directed three award-winning lecture series, and co-edited three books of essays on psychedelic science and culture.