David Weller, an academic general practitioner, graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1982. He undertook PhD studies in Adelaide and Nottingham, and from 1995 to 2000 was Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice, Flinders University of South Australia.
He has been James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh since 2000 and Head of the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health from 2005-2012.
Current research interests include primary care oncology and medically unexplained symptoms in primary care. He leads the Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (CA_PRI) promoting international research collaboration, is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Primary Care Clinical Studies Development Group (Chair from 2007-2010) and is actively engaged in activities to build capacity in primary care and cancer research in the UK. Areas of interest – primary care, screening, early diagnosis, follow-up, survivorship and prevention.