David Coleman received his B.A. (Mod.), Ph.D. and Sc.D. from Trinity College Dublin. Joining the School of Dental Science in 1989, he is now Professor of Oral and Applied Microbiology and head of the division of Oral Biosciences. He is a Fellow of Trinity (FTCD) and the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath.), London and member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA).
Published in 250+ articles in peer-reviewed international journals and books, his research interests focus on infection prevention and control and applied and translational microbiology, including automated minimisation of infection risks from water networks, the built environment and medical devices, and the population biology, evolution, genomics and antibiotic resistance mechanisms of MRSA, coagulase-negative staphylococci, vancomycin-resistant enterococci and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.