Talking Point: Community connections, recovery and reintegration


This event was one of our Talking Point series. It was delivered on 13 February 2018.

Professor David Best talks about the issue of defining recovery and how this impacts on social justice. He looks at how communities can facilitate or block attempts to reintegrate and rehabilitate and discusses asset-mapping in public health, how 'social prescribing' works in terms of marginalised communities.



David Best is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and visiting Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. 

He has an undergraduate degree in psychology with philosophy, a Masters degree in criminology and a PhD in the psychology of addictions. He has authored three books on addiction recovery and has written more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and around 70 book chapters and technical reports.

David currently leads a multi-site collaboration on recovery pathways from Therapeutic Communities in Australia, and is the Principal Investigator on a European project on recovery models and philosophies in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.