Dr Muir is a political scientist and theologian. He graduated with a first degree in Politics & Government and subsequently with an MA in Political Education and Public Policy from London University. Studying under Professor Keith Ward, David earned a PhD in Political Theology from King’s College, London University.
He taught history and politics at London University, African American culture and history at the University of East London, and Black British political history at London Metropolitan University.
He has served as UK Government Adviser on policing and citizenship and chaired the first public inquiry (The Virdi Inquiry) of the Metropolitan Police Authority where he was Deputy Chairman.
In 2005 he joined the UK’s Evangelical Alliance as Executive Director responsible for Public Theology and Public Policy. He served as adviser and Executive Board Member of the African Caribbean Evangelical Alliance (ACEA) and a Consultant for the Council for Christian Unity.
He is currently Director of Faith in Britain and a member of the Kirby Laing Institute of Christian Ethics (Cambridge University).
David is Co-Chair of the National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF), Director of Research and Community Engagement at Christ the Redeemer College and a member of the Transatlantic Roundtable of Religion and Race (TRRR).