|Professor Steven West|
|3rd Chairman of the University Alliance|
|Preceded by||Prof. Janet Beer|
|Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England|
|Preceded by||Sir Howard Newby, CBE|
|Born||March 21, 1961|
|Alma mater||University of Westminster|
He trained as a Podiatrist before becoming a lecturer and senior lecturer at The Chelsea School of Podiatric Medicine, London Foot Hospital and the University of Westminster in 1984. In 1990 he became head of Podiatry at Huddersfield University and became Dean of the School of Health & Behavioural Sciences in 1992. In 1995 he moved to the University of the West of England in Bristol and held posts as Dean of the Faculty of Health & Social Care and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor before being appointed as Vice-Chacellor in 2008.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, a Fellow of the College of Podiatric Medicine Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and serves on a number of national education and research committees advising on the future funding and contracting for Health related programmes and research in England, acting as a non executive director of the South Strategic Health Authority. He is Chair of Universities South West, Chair for the University Alliance, Board Member of Universities UK and Chair of the Health and Research Policy Group and is a Board Member of the Leadership Foundation and a Regional Board Member of the Princes Trust. He maintains research interests in Dynamic and Static Foot Pressure. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.
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- "Professor Steven West — Research Interests". University of the West of England. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- "West leads West of England University". Higher Education and Research Opportunities. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- "Professor Steven West". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
|Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England
2008 – present
Professor Janet Beer
|Chairman of the University Alliance
2009 – present