Steven West CBE
Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Officer
University of the West of England (Confirmed)
Professor Steve West took up the post of Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England Bristol in 2008. Steve 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 worked as a clinician and clinical tutor in the NHS, University Sector and undertook research and consultancy in industry and the retail healthcare sectors. He holds a number of national and international advisory appointments in Higher Education and in his clinical discipline, healthcare policy and practice. He is Non-Executive Director for the Office for Students and Chair of the UUK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group. He is also a member of both the Education and the Diversity Honours Committees. He is Chair of the West of England LEP, Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) and Non-Executive Designate on United Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust Board. Professor West is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Gloucestershire and was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year's Honours list 2017, for services to Higher Education.