Professor Steve West took up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England Bristol in 2008 at the age of 46.
He trained as a Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon in London and developed his research interests in Lower Limb Biomechanics and the Diabetic Foot at King’s College London. He holds a number of national and international advisory appointments in Higher Education in his discipline, healthcare policy and practice.
Steve is a Non-Executive Director for the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Vice-Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) SOuth West. Steve is also Chair of the UK Mental Health Education Working Group and Chair of the Learning for and in Work Challenge Group and a Board Member of the Learning City Partnership Board.
He is the Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN), a Board Member of Universities UK and Chair of the Universities UK Health Education and Research Policy Network and Chair of the UUK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group.
Further information can be found on the VC’s profile page.