David Humes graduated with distinction from King’s College London in 2002 undertaking his basic surgical training in Nottingham. He completed a 2 year research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded a PhD in 2010 for his work on Diverticular Disease. He was appointed to an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in the East Midlands Deanery to complete his higher surgical training and won a further 5 year NIHR funded Post-Doctoral fellowship in 2013. He undertook a period of post-doctoral research and clinical activity at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2014. In 2016 he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Surgical Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the University of Nottingham.
His research interests focus on the use of routinely collected data to study the epidemiology of surgical disease. His current projects include work on surgical training, diverticular disease and venous thromboembolism. His clinical interests are surgery for colorectal and anal cancer.