Thursday 8 June 2023
Engineers House
The Promenade
Bristol BS8 3NB
11:30 - 16:30
(welcome refreshments from 11:00)

REgister here by 1 June 2023

Join us for this free one-day facilitated workshop, exploring the intersection between climate/environment change and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as converging global challenges. The workshop builds on the 2021 Global Leaders Group on AMR meeting on AMR and the Climate Crisis.

Investigators interested in climate change, climate & health, AMR, and One Health – from all disciplines – are invited to start new conversations, map research interests and strengths, and discuss new collaborations and research communities across the GW4 universities

The UKRI Transdisciplinary funding to tackle AMR pre-announcement (call expected September) highlights the impact of climate change on AMR as a priority topic.

Outline Agenda

11:00 Welcome refreshments & networking   
11:30 Welcome and introductions  
Dr Joanna Jenkinson MBE, Director, GW4 Alliance 
Dr Chris Russell, Workshop Facilitator 
11:40 Setting the scene – Climate and AMR   
Prof Lea Berrang Ford, and Head, Centre for Climate and Health Security, UK Health and Security Agency (via Zoom)
12:00 GW4 Institutional initiatives in Climate & Health/Planetary Health research   
Brief overviews from universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter:

Prof Eleonora Fichera, Dept. Economics & Centre for Development Studies, Bath (tbc)
Dr Eunice Lo, Climate Change and Health Research Group, Bristol
Prof Will Gaze, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Exeter
Dr Joanne Lello, Planetary Health Network, Cardiff
12:30 Breakout Session 1: Connections in context      
Mapping research interests and strengths by exploring example scenarios. The conversations around context will study intersections between climate and AMR    
13:00 Lunch & networking 
14:00 Breakout Session 2: Framing research collaborations    
Responding to problems, prompts and provocations with the creation of new research collaborations     
15:15 Refreshment break 
15:30 Breakout Session 3: Creating communities   
Forging future communities in response to converging global challenges. How will these communities be funded? What will hold us together? What possibilities and challenges will we face?    
16:20 Wrap up and Next Steps    
Dr Joanna Jenkinson MBE, Director, GW4 Alliance
16:30 Close