Dr David Dunlop trained in internal medicine and medical oncology in Edinburgh, Leeds, Calgary and Glasgow. He was appointed as a consultant in medical oncology in 1995 and quickly established himself in thoracic oncology clinical trials which he still recruits to today.
Having been in several leadership and management roles in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde he was appointed as Clinical Director of West of Scotland Cancer Services in 2009, and then inherited Clinical Haematology in 2012. He has chaired many regional and national groups on service redesign and has participated in the NHS Scotland National Clinical Leadership Development Programme. He is current Chair of the RCP Joint Specialty Committee for Medical Oncology, sits on the UK Chemotherapy Board and is also Senior Medical Officer in Scottish Government with a national responsibility for cancer services. He Chairs the National Cancer Clinical Services Group for the Scottish Government Health Department.
He has had career long involvement in teaching, training, research and cancer service redesign.