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Dr. David Best

Professor of Criminology and Law

Sheffield Hallam University

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Sheffield Hallam University

Howard St

Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB

United Kingdom

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Sheffield Hallam University is a provider of Continuing Professional Development to the education sector. In doing this we work in partnership with the LA to establish what is needed in the coming years and the best way to deliver those needs. The Gener ... more

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Employment History

Associate Professor of Addiction Studies

Turning Point

Associate Professor of Addiction Studies

Monash University


Scottish Drugs Recovery Consortium

Senior Lecturer

University of Birmingham

King's College London


Advisory Board Member
Everest Lofts

Chartered Psychologist and A Member
British Criminology Society

National Forum on Drug Related Deaths

Centre for Policy Studies’ Prisons

National Association for Children of Alcoholics UK


BA Hons




London School of Economics


first degree


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Peer recovery support for individuals with substance use disorders: assessing the evidence [cached]

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David Best is a leading figure in the international research and policy movement around recovery from alcohol and drug problems. He is an experienced addictions and crime researcher and has published about 150 peer-reviewed papers, over 50 policy and research reports and authored 3 books on addiction recovery.
He is professor of criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and has studied and researched at a range of academic institutions - Strathclyde University, London School of Economics, the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, Birmingham University, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia), University of the West of Scotland, Monash University (Victoria, Austrailia) and Sheffield Hallam University. He has also led Policy Research Teams at the Police Complaints Authority and the National Treatment Agency. He has also worked with the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, the Scottish Government and the Victorian Government.
'What is Recovery?": David Best - Recovery Stories The potential of recovery capital - RSA David Best - Selected Papers of William L White

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13.35-13.55 'Social Justice & Recovery' - Professor David Best (Sheffield Hallam Uni)

David Best is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Addictions at Turning Point, Melbourne. He has an under-graduate degree in psychology and philosophy, a masters in criminology and a PhD in the psychology of addictions. He has authored three books on addiction recovery and has written more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and a number of book chapters and technical reports. He has worked in academic and policy research and his primary research interests are around recovery and desistance, social networks and recovery capital.

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Professor David Best

Professor of Criminology, Department of Law and Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK and visiting Research Fellow at Turning Point and Monash University

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