THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
DONALD J(AMES) WEST
Psychiatrist. Research officer, Society for Psychical Research, 1947-50; president, 1963. B. June 9, 1924, Liverpool, England. M.B., Ch.B. (1947), M.D. (1958), Liverpool University; D.P.M (1952), London University; M.A., 1960, Cambridge University. Currently assistant director of research, Cambridge University Institute of Criminology; honorary consultant psychiatrist, Cambridge. Assistant editor, International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
Dr. West, whose research has dealt particularly with laboraory experiments in extrasensory perception, was joint winer in 1958 with G. W. Fisk (q.v.) of the William McDougall Award for Distinguished Research in Parapsychology, described in the paper "Psychokinetic Experiments with a Single Subject" (Parapsychology Newsletter, Nov.-Dec., 1957). A contributor of numerous articles to the Journal and Proceedings of the SPR, Dr. West is also the author of four books: Psychical Research Today (1953, 1962); Homosexuality (1954, 1960); Eleven Lourdes Miracles (1955; U.S. ed., 1958); and The Habitual Prisoner (1963). Personal address: Pilgrim's Place, 54 Rosslyn Hill, London N.W. 3, England; business address: University Institute of Criminology, 7 West Road, Cambridge, England.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications