Professor David Best

Sheffield Hallam University
“Social contagion of hope”

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Professor David Best's key areas of expertise are the relationship between drugs and crime, and the area of desistance from offending and recovery from drug and alcohol problems. He has worked in academic research at Monash University in Australia, Strathclyde University in Glasgow, the Institute of Psychiatry in London, Birmingham University and the University of the West of Scotland. He has also worked in policy research at the Police Complaints Authority, the National Treatment Agency and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.