Dr David Honeybourne trained in Bristol, London and Manchester. Dr Honeybourne specialises in Respiratory Medicine (lung diseases). He was a Consultant Physician at City Hospital Birmingham from 1985 to 1998, then worked at Heartlands Hospital Birmingham from 1998 onwards. Dr Honeybourne semi-retired in 2011 but continues to carry out NHS work on a part-time basis. He also continues and expands his private practice and medico-legal work.
He was an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham Medical school from 1987 and also an Honorary Reader in Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick.
Dr Honeybourne has had a major research interest in lung infections and has published over 136 scientific papers.