Dot Smith

CEO, Recovery Connections


Dot Smith has worked in health and social care for 35 years. Her experience in the addiction field spans 20 years and for the past 5 years as CEO of Recovery Connections, a lived experience recovery organisation based in the North East of England.

In 2017 she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research Collegiate Recovery Programmes in North American Universities. Following the fellowship she successfully launched a collegiate recovery programme at Teesside University and developed a study abroad programme with Texas Tech University.