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Professor Steve West



Professor Steve West

Job Title

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

Company Name

University of the West of England


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.

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 holds a number of national and international advisory appointments in his discipline, and in healthcare policy and practice.

Steve is Chair of University Alliance which brings together 22 of the most innovative and enterprising universities in the UK. He is President of Business West, Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN), Chair of the Universities UK Health Education and Research Policy Network, and Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) South West.