Dave Henson

Dave Henson | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Dave Henson | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Royal Engineer Search Advisor, Invictus Games Gold Medalist, MBE recipient
Overcome adversity and achieve greatness with Dave Henson, speaker, Paralympian, and advocate for veterans and amputees.
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Dave Henson | Speaker Biography

British Army Veteran and Royal Engineer
Paralympic Athlete and Invictus Games Competitor
Advocate for Veterans and Amputees

Dave Henson joined the British Army in 2008 and underwent intense infantry and leadership training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He then joined the Corps of Royal Engineers and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as a Royal Engineer Search Advisor. Unfortunately, during a routine clearance patrol in February 2011, Dave lost both of his legs. He received medical care at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, where he used sport as part of his recovery. Dave excelled in track racing and represented Great Britain in various international competitions, including the Invictus Games and the Paralympic Games. He has also pursued his academic interests, earning a Masters' in Biomedical Engineering and currently working towards a PhD in Amputee Biomechanics. Dave is actively involved in various organizations and initiatives aimed at supporting veterans and improving the lives of amputees. He was recognized for his service with an MBE in 2014. 

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Book Dave Henson as a speaker to inspire your team with his incredible journey from a British Army officer to a Paralympic athlete and academic. His story of resilience, determination, and triumph over adversity will motivate and empower your audience. Dave's unique insights into leadership, recovery, and innovation in biomechanics make him an exceptional and compelling speaker.

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