Trudi West

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS

Trudi is a faculty member at Ashridge. She has a keen interest in how people develop and grow as part of their own learning experiences and as such, she is interested in motivation, particularly what drives learning, development, understanding and action at a personal as well as an organisation level. Within her work at Ashridge, Trudi facilitates learning through the design and delivery of programmes as well as through her research. She has examined the leadership and team outcomes for the skippers and crew of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. She has also recently completed research into the concept of risk by exploring how senior managers actually think about and work with risk.

Before joining Ashridge, Trudi worked in the City and in the NHS.

Trudi holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a BSc in Psychology. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and has experience of using a range of psychometric tools.

Trudi West

Publications

Working with Risk In practice and in principle: Lessons from the field

This research focused on understanding how senior managers perceive and respond to risk, both in principle and in practice. The research aimed to provide clarity for managers around good and bad practice, and to offer evidence based approach that recognises the complexity of risk for managers.

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West, T., MacAlister, J., Mookherjee, D. and Brown, M. (2014) Working with Risk. In practice and in principle: Lessons from the field. Ashridge report.

Working with risk in practice and in principle: Lessons from the field

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West, T. & Mookherjee, D. (2014) Working with risk in practice and in principle: Lessons from the field. 360 The Ashridge Journal, Winter 2014-15

Working with risk

West, T. (2014) Working with Risk. MEED Insight, [online] www.meed.com

The Challenge of Leading: Insights from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

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West, T. (2013) The Challenge of Leading: Insights from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Ashridge report.

Leading under pressure - lessons from the high seas

Leading under pressure

West, T. (2013) Leading under pressure - lessons from the high seas. [online] HRZone

So what do Strategy Practitioners actually do?

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Mookherjee, D., & West, T. (2013) So what do Strategy Practitioners actually do? 360 The Ashridge Journal, Spring 2013

Opportunities for mobile learners

West, T. (2012) Opportunities for mobile learners, Editorial for the Millian Official Master Guide 2012 - 2013

Mobile Learning - Exploring hopes, fears and expectations of learning professionals

West, T. (2012) Mobile Learning - Exploring hopes, fears and expectations of learning professionals, World Café Facilitation at Professional Learning Europe, Cologne, September

The Mobile Learner in Executive Education

West, T. (2012) The Mobile Learner in Executive Education, Opening speech presented at Professional Learning Europe, Cologne, September

How can mobile technologies support learning within and between contexts?

West, T. (2012) How can mobile technologies support learning within and between contexts? Identifying ways to engage, scaffold and evaluate learning in executive education both in the classroom and the work place, Developmental paper presented at The British Academy of Management Conference, Cardiff, September

Mobile learning in executive education

Executive education is facing challenging times, as managers increasingly demand learning opportunities that fit around their busy schedules. Trudi West and Dr. Carina Paine Schofield explain how developments in mobile technology can meet this demand, and create a new model for executive education.

West, T. & Paine Schofield, C. (2012) Mobile learning in executive education, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring

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Growing opportunities that stem from mobile learning

http://www.hrmostinfluential.co.uk/research/growing-opportunities-that-stem-from-mobile-learning

Paine Schofield, C. & West, T. (2012) Growing opportunities that stem from mobile learning, HR Magazine Most Influential, 16 March 2012

Are Managers Mindful About Rest and Sleep (MARS)?

West, T. (2011) Are Managers Mindful About Rest and Sleep (MARS)?, Poster presented at the Division of Occupational Psychology Work-Life Balance One Day Event, London

Going mobile in Executive Education

Paine Schofield, C.B. & West, T. (2011) Going mobile in Executive Education, Presented at the UNICON Fall Team Development Conference, Los Angeles, November

Going Mobile in Executive Education

Paine Schofield, C.B., West, T. & Taylor, E. (2011) Going Mobile in Executive Education: How mobile technologies are changing the executive learning landscape, Ashridge Report, November

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Going mobile in Executive Education

West, T. (2011) Going mobile in Executive Education, Presented at The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference, Manchester, April