In the study of human behaviour, there is a new fascination with strengths, potential and values. This new orientation, says Michael West formerly of Aston Business School (now at Lancaster Management School), has revealed astonishing and immensely encouraging ways to promote health and well-being among people, groups and communities.
He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the International Association of Applied Psychologists, is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development. His areas of research interest are team and organisational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organization of health services. He lectures widely both nationally and internationally about the results of his research and his ideas for developing effective and innovative healthcare organisations.