David Best joins Turning Point

Posted on: Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Eastern Health’s Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre has welcomed a new member to its team, with David Best taking up the position of Associate Professor in Addiction Studies at Turning Point and Monash University.

David’s primary areas of research interest are around treatment effectiveness and long-term recovery from substance addiction.

His role will be to review addiction-related activities across Monash University at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and his work will include working closely with the Education and Training team at Turning Point to help develop educational opportunities.

Given his extensive research track record, David will also assist in building treatment system and outcome research at Turning Point, and brings a wealth of experience in policy and media activities.

A chartered psychologist, David has worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom.

David said he was delighted to be part of the Turning Point team.

“I have been made most welcome by all the staff here, and I look forward to a fruitful time at Turning Point.”

Turning Point Director Professor Dan Lubman welcomed David’s appointment.
“This is a fantastic appointment for Turning Point, and we are delighted to have brought him out to Australia from the UK.

“David’s record in the alcohol and drug field is outstanding, and I have no doubt that he will make a significant contribution to policy and practice, both in Victoria and nationally.”