David is a researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. He is currently ACLS African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellow. He has a PhD in anthropology from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in archaeology in 2007 and 2011 respectively from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He was part of the team that undertook the Bui Dam salvage archaeological work and has since been studying how the Bui Dam forced resettlement has influenced socio-cultural change in the resettlement township through participatory ethnographic filmmaking methods. His research interests include historical archaeology, public archaeology, museums and heritage management, religious identity and syncretisation processes, environmental archaeology, and visual anthropology.
He also has served as a teaching assistant and visual resource person with the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, between 2008 and 2015.