Michael West CBE joined The King's Fund as a visiting fellow in 2013. He is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University, Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin, and Emeritus Professor at Aston University.
He has authored, edited and co-edited 20 books and has published more than 200 articles on teamwork, leadership and culture, particularly in healthcare. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Society for Industrial/Organisational Psychology, the Academy of Social Sciences, the International Association of Applied Psychologists and the British Academy of Management.
Michael has extensive experience of working to improve staff experience and care quality. He assisted the development of the national frameworks on improvement and leadership development in England in Northern Ireland, and is currently supporting Health Education and Improvement Wales to develop the national health and care leadership strategy in Wales. He co-chaired the two-year inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of doctors, Caring for doctors, caring for patients in . Most recently, he led the review for The King’s Fund into the mental health and wellbeing of nurses and midwives across the UK, The courage of compassion: supporting nurses and midwives to deliver high quality care (2020).