Davison is the author of "Non-Lethal" Weapons, which Palgrave Macmillan published in June. In 2000, he completed training as a biological weapons inspector with the U.N. Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission. From 2002 to 2007, he was a researcher at the Bradford Disarmament Research Centre within the University of Bradford's Department of Peace Studies. There, he was responsible for a research program examining the development of "nonlethal" weapons and contributed to projects on chemical and biological arms control policy.