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Associate Professor

Phone: +61 *********
Email: d***@***.au
Local Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Turning Point
54-62 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy , Victoria 3065

Company Description: Turning Point strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Comittee Members
    Recovery Academy Australia INC


  • BA Hons
  • MSc
  • PhD
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Associate Professor David Best
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David Best, Ph.D.
Dr. David Best is qualified as a psychologist and a criminologist and was trained at Strathclyde University and London School of Economics, and has worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Birmingham University, University of the West of Scotland, and is currently Head of Research and Workforce Development at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre in Melbourne, and Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University. He is Chair of Recovery Academy Australia, vice-chair of Recovery Academy UK and was the first chair of the Scottish Drugs Recovery Consortium. He is the author of two books on recovery and his research interests are around recovery and social connectedness and measuring recovery processes and pathways.
David Best (Australia) moved ..., 19 Nov 2012 [cached]
David Best (Australia) moved from Scotland to become Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre in Melbourne. He is chair of the UK Recovery Academy and has been involved in a number of important research studies and projects promoting and measuring recovery in the UK.
2013 Bridge to Recovery Walk | Recovery Academy Australia, 31 Jan 2015 [cached]
After some well chosen words from RAA comittee members Heather Pickard, David Best and Jock Mackenzie, the celebrators grouped behind their banners and happily marched off along the path beside the river.
David Best - Chair of ..., 24 April 2014 [cached]
David Best - Chair of RAA
David is Associate Professor in Addiction Studies at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Monash University in Melbourne. He leads the clinical research area and is strategic lead for higher education. David is qualified as a psychologist and criminologist, having studied at Strathclyde University and London School of Economics, and also trained at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital in London. Academically, he has worked in the addictions research area of a number of universities in the UK. Additionally, he has worked on secondment at the National Treatment Agency for Substance Use and the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit. His research interests are in developing an evidence base around recovery and in implementing recovery-oriented systems of care. He has published over 100 research papers and is the author of two books on addiction recovery.
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