#GreatThinking for the Great West
The GW4 Alliance is bringing together leading experts to debate and shape the future of the Great West.  We provide opinion on the latest policy developments and showcase the strengths and aspirations of our region.

If you are interested in writing an opinion piece, please email info@gw4.ac.uk

COVID-19 and implications for antimicrobial resistance

Two months ago, the UK entered lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Across the world governments, the media and the public haven’t faced a healthcare…

May 29, 2020 | Dr Aimee Murray Read Full Story

Could coronavirus shape a low-carbon society?

For a number of years, researchers working on climate change, including many across GW4, have been calling for radical change at all levels, from how policy is designed, to the…

May 29, 2020 | Dr Stuart Capstick Read Full Story

GW4 Technical staff in the fight against COVID-19

Technicians are often the linchpin in any University department, operating and maintaining facilities and providing valuable expertise, enabling high quality teaching and research. As we find many of our facilities…

April 27, 2020 | David Williams Read Full Story

Addressing Challenges of Climate Change and its Impact on Water Resources for Acutely Vulnerable Regions

The increasing variability of rainfall, in terms of its magnitude, timing, and spatial patterns, creates challenges for water resource allocation on local and regional scales. In the last decade, the…

March 24, 2020 | Dr Michael Singer Read Full Story

Collaborating to tackle global challenges

As I hand the over the baton of Chair of GW4 Council from Bristol to Exeter, it provides an opportunity to reflect on what an ambitious endeavour the GW4 Alliance…

January 28, 2020 | Professor Hugh Brady Read Full Story

GW4 celebrates five years of collaboration and innovation

Since joining GW4 as Chair of the Board in September 2018 I have really enjoyed working with colleagues across the Alliance to champion research and innovation in our region. This…

October 7, 2019 | Professor Kim Graham Read Full Story