Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellow (IPPRF)







Lab BlockCharing Cross Campus





David is a post-doctoral clinical academic fellow, currently working in the MSk lab and the School of Public Health under the mentorship of Alison McGregor and Azeem Majeed. His research interests are in physical activity, biomechanics and social and community factors, with a particular focus on healthy ageing.

David was previously a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) at Imperial College, and completed a PhD in 2017 in the mechanobiology of Ventilator Associated Lung Injury (VALI). He graduated from University College London Medical School with MBBS and BSc(hons). He has completed an academic clinical fellowship (ACF) in primary care, and now works in sports and exercise medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

His research interests focus on the barriers and solutions to being physically active and building physical literacy, and on how biomechanics can be used in community and sport settings to better detect frailty and joint disease, and improve rehabilitation. He is the topic lead for physical activity for undergraduate medical students. You can see him presenting at the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine staff rounds here.

Research themes: Osteoarthritis (OA); Physical activity (PA); Physical literacy; Biomechanics; Healthy ageing; Social isolation, Loneliness



Zhou T, Salman D, McGregor A, 2024, mHealth Apps for the Self-Management of Low Back Pain: Systematic Search in App Stores and Content Analysis., Jmir Mhealth Uhealth, Vol:12

Salman D, Marino K, Griffin S, et al., 2023, Concussion in sport: are new guidelines a game changer for primary care?, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:73, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:440-442

Beaney T, Clarke J, Salman D, et al., 2023, Identifying potential biases in code sequences in primary care electronic healthcare records: a retrospective cohort study of the determinants of code frequency, Bmj Open, Vol:13, ISSN:2044-6055

Green C, Beaney T, Salman D, et al., 2023, The impacts of social restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical activity levels of over 50-year olds: The CHARIOT COVID-19 Rapid Response (CCRR) cohort study., Plos One, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-6203

Zhou T, Salman D, Mcgregor AH, 2023, What do we mean by self-management' for chronic low back pain? A narrative review, European Spine Journal, ISSN:0940-6719

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