The GW4 Alliance has invested over £2.9m in 93 collaborative research communities, which have generated over £46m in research income. This means that for every £1 GW4 spends on collaborative research communities, GW4 captures over £15 in external research awards.
The GW4 Alliance has adopted the Russell Group Research Integrity Statement of cooperation in cross-institutional research misconduct allegations, which aims to support the efforts of researcher communities to foster research integrity (also known as good practice in research or the responsible conduct of research).
Explore our GW4 research communities by keyword or theme. (All communities are also listed below in alphabetical order).
GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Sarah Halligan (PI)
University of Bristol: Dr Abigail Fraser, Professor Stan Zammit
Cardiff University: Professor Stephanie Van Goozen
University of Exeter: Dr Anke Karl
The GW4 group includes researchers from different disciplines and methodologies, but each with an interest in trauma related adverse outcomes. Exploration of the synergy in terms of unifying underlying processes, including through engagement of a broader set of GW4 academics, is a major goal of the proposed collaboration.
GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: Tina Skinner
University of Bristol: Marianne Hester (PI)
Cardiff University: Amanda Robinson
University of Exeter: Anthony Musson
Project outcomes This project has established a GW4 Gender Based Violence Network involving 30 members cross the disciplines of Social Policy, Social Medicine, Law, Geography, Social Work and Criminology. There is potential to lead to new areas of funded research and South-West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) collaboration. Three key areas of interdisciplinary collaborative research across the GW4 GBV Network were developed.
This project has been awarded Accelerator funding for the ‘Unlocking the Science for an Autonomous Structural Health Monitoring System‘ community.
GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Alicia King
University of Bristol: Stephen Hallett
Cardiff University: Carol Featherston
University of Exeter: Meiling Zhu
The aim of this research is to advance the state of the art in damage detection in metallic and composite structures by enabling a modular system approach utilising energy harvesting and wireless communication for industrial applications.
This project has been awarded Accelerator funding for the ‘AVaRICE: Algal Valorisation & Remediation of metal Ion Contaminated Effluents‘ community.
GW4 Community Leads University of Bath: Christopher Chuck University of Bristol: Tom Scott Cardiff University: Devin Sapsford University of Exeter: Chris Bryan Plymouth Marine Laboratory: Mike Allen
The overarching aim of this research strategy is to develop an algal-based system for combined remediation and valorisation of acid mine drainage (AMD) and potentially other metalliferous effluents.