The GW4 Alliance has invested over £2.8m in 89 collaborative research communities, which are addressing major global and industrial challenges. Explore these communities by keyword or theme.

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Moving Through Motherhood


Project period: February – June 2019

GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Dr Peter Rouse
University of Bristol:  Dr Charlie Foster
Cardiff University: Dr Lucie Warren
University of Exeter: Dr Richard Pulsford (PI), Dr Victoria Salmon, Dr Lauren Rogers

Project overview

The GW4 Moving Through Motherhood Community comprises researchers from different disciplines with a shared interest in supporting physical activity during pregnancy by establishing a regional multidiscipline and multisector network to steer research and resource development.

Wales and South West responses and preparations for Brexit and UK trade policy

accelerator FUND

Project period: February – September 2019

GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Dr Maria Garcia (PI)
University of Bristol:  Dr Clair Gammage
Cardiff University: Dr Jo Hunt
University of Exeter: Dr David Thackeray

Project overview

This community brings together academics, business representatives and stakeholders in the region to raise awareness and understanding of the intersections between trade policy and other domestic policies and to consider and identify pathways to influence future UK trade policies.