Celebrating our refreshed Global Research Priorities programme
On Wednesday 23 October, we held a celebration event for our newly refreshed Global Research Priorities (GRP) programme.
Our GRPs tackle urgent global concerns through interdisciplinary research. They unite researchers from different disciplines to generate real-world impact and help improve the lives of people around the globe.
The celebration event was hosted by Professor Pam Thomas, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and Professor Jackie Hodgson, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research).
At the event, each academic lead presented an update from their GRP. A key theme across all the presentations was how we can use the GRPs to create more opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary research.
This was followed a networking reception, where attendees had the chance to discuss the research of the GRPs and make connections.
The GRPs in the new programme are:
- Behaviour, Brain & Society: Enhancing and understanding wellbeing, consumer choices and human behaviour across the lifespan
- Connecting Cultures: Understanding cultures locally, nationally and globally, as well as how they are connected, defined and remembered
- Cyber Security: Contributing to the better security of society, business and government - one of the major challenges of the 21st Century
- Energy: Transforming how we generate, store and use energy through a broad, systems view that includes technologies, behaviours, policies, sustainability and the social impact and politics of energy
- Health: Encompassing all health-related research at Warwick, including biomedical engineering and biotechnology, anti-microbial resistance, mental health, artificial intelligence, digital health, global health and data
- Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials: Encompassing all materials and manufacturing research at Warwick
- Sustainable Cities: Addressing the challenges faced in developing sustainable urban environments across the globe
A refreshed Food GRP and a new Habitability GRP have been given approval by Senate’s Research Committee at their recent meeting.
Professor Pam Thomas, PVC for Research, commented: “I was delighted to host the Global Research Priority event. The event was an excellent opportunity to hear about the work our GRPs have been doing and how interdisciplinary research here at Warwick is having a real impact. I am looking forward to seeing how our GRPs continue to flourish and evolve with direction and input from the GRP Steering Group chaired by DPVC Professor Jackie Hodgson”
To find out more about our GRPs, visit our Interdisciplinary Research page.