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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

  • Committee Member
    Recovery Academy Australia INC


  • BA Hons
  • MSc
  • PhD
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The project is being led by ..., 1 June 2014 [cached]
The project is being led by Associate Professor David Best, Head of Research and Workforce Development at Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre and Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University. A/Prof Best was the first Chair of the Scottish Drugs Recovery Consortium established as part of the Scottish national drug strategy. Currently, he is also vice-chair of the UK Recovery Academy and chair of Recovery Academy Australia whose aims are to promote academic research into who recovers and when.
"This is a major step forward in mapping the recovery community in Australia, both in terms of assessing who achieves and sustains recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and mapping how they get there," said A/Prof Best.
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.
Turning Point's public seminar series is ..., 20 Nov 2013 [cached]
Turning Point's public seminar series is pleased to announce the following presentation onASSERTIVE LINKAGE AND SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS presented byAssociate Professor David Best.
The paper will summarise a body of recent research looking at the association between social engagement and wellbeing in drinkers and drug users and will discuss this in the context of the Social Identity Model of Identity Change. The presentation will also introduce a new method for mapping social networks (for clinical or research purposes) that has been piloted in adult and youth services in Victoria.
David Best is Head of Research and Workforce Development at Turning Point and Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University, and leads the Treatment and Systems research group. He has worked in research and policy in the AOD field for around 20 years.
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.
SIPR - About Us - People, 3 April 2014 [cached]
Dr David Best University of the West of Scotland
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