The GW4 Alliance has invested over £2.8m in 87 collaborative research communities, which have generated £37m in research income. This means that for every £1 GW4 spends on collaborative research communities, GW4 captures £13 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).
GW4 community leads University of Bath: Sarah Halligan 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 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.
University of Bath: Dr Christos Vasilakis University of Bristol: Professor Iain Gilchrist Cardiff University: Professor Paul Harper
University of Exeter: Professor Martin Pitt
This multidisciplinary network has the potential to be globally at the forefront of research developments in this emerging interdisciplinary field by harnessing the existing complementary, internationally recognized research within GW4. A step-change in scholarly activity is anticipated by bringing together expertise from across Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Implementation Science, Organisational Studies and Public Health.
University of Bath: Professor Stephen Ward University of Bristol: Professor Jeremy Tavaré Cardiff University: Professor Paul Morgan University of Exeter: Professor Angela Shore
By creating a vibrant cohort of young talented clinical academics across GW4 we will significantly enhance our collective abilities to translate our basic biomedical and population health research into an impact on patient care.
Project period: October 2014 – January 2015 (Initiator) February – August 2016 (Accelerator)
GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Paul Stallard, Jeffery Gavin University of Bristol: David Gunnell, Judi Kidger, Becky Mars, Lucy Biddle Cardiff University: Rhiannon Evans, Jonathan Scourfield, Nina Jacob University of Exeter: Tamsin Ford, Astrid Janssens
This GW4 community aims to address this important public health issue through the development and evaluation of complex prevention and intervention approaches within educational settings. The collaboration specifically focuses on a key evidence gap, namely the dearth of effective programmes available to schools and their staff in supporting students at risk of self-harm.