Michael West, professor of work and organisational psychology, Lancaster University Management School and senior fellow, The King’s Fund
HR magazine, September 16, 2015
Michael West joined The King's Fund as a senior fellow in 2013. He is professor of work and organisational psychology at Lancaster University Management School, senior research fellow at The Work Foundation, and emeritus professor at Aston University.
He was formerly executive dean of Aston Business School.
He graduated from the University of Wales in 1973 and received his PhD in 1977. He has authored, edited and co-edited a number of books and has published more than 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books. He is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, the International Association of Applied Psychologists and the British Academy of Management, as well as the CIPD.
West is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. His areas of research interest are team and organisational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organisation of health services. He lectures widely, both nationally and internationally, on the results of his research and on his solutions for developing effective and innovative organisations.
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