Past GW4 AMR Alliance Events


Climate change is expected to exacerbate the burden of antimicrobial resistance. The GW4 AMR Alliance and the GW4 Climate Alliance hosted a joint, professionally facilitated, one-day workshop on 8 June 2023 to explore the likely impact of climate and environment change on AMR. The workshop aimed to build new research communities in this emerging area, and to understand and develop potential solutions to help mitigate the impact of climate on AMR.


A 2-day in-person event was held on 6-7th April 2022 in Cardiff. An initial, online event was held on January 13-14 2022.

The aim of the event was to bring AMR Alliance members and GW4 investigators together to start new conversations, develop ideas and bid proposals across 4 cross-disciplinary One Health AMR themes (below) to develop innovations to help prevent and control AMR.


1. One Health prevention and control of AMR in the built and urban environment

2. One Health prevention and control in natural and farmed environments

3. One Health prevention and control of AMR in food, crop and industrial production system

4. One Health prevention and control of AMR in co-infections, polymicrobial communities and microbiomes under pressure


Our online launch event – ‘GW4 AMR Alliance: Our Interdisciplinary Approach to One Health AMR’ took place on Wednesday 16 June 2021. It comprised a showcase of our One Health AMR research with Q&A and panel discussion sessions.


Welcome and introduction – ‘The GW4 AMR Alliance’ – Prof Jonathan Knight (University of Bath and Chair of the GW4 Board)

Session 1 Keynote presentation ‘Antimicrobial Resistance, the prototype One Health problem needing solutions from a global One Health approach’ by Dr Timothy Jinks (Head, Drug-Resistant Infections Programme, Wellcome Trust)

Session 2 – ‘What are drivers of AMR in the One Health Domain?’ (Moderated by Dr Susanne Gebhard, University of Bath)

Short talks by:

  • Prof Matthew Avison (Bristol) ‘One Health Drivers of AMR: lessons from research in the UK and Thailand’
  • Prof Helen Lambert (Bristol) ‘Social and cultural drivers and strategies to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance’
  • Prof William Gaze (Exeter) ‘The environmental dimensions of AMR’
  • Prof Jean-Yves Maillard (Cardiff) Biocides: Emergence of microbial resistance and cross-resistance to antimicrobial in the One Health context’
  • Prof Ed Feil (Bath) ‘Gauging the risk from environmental reservoirs of AMR’
  • Prof Stephen Hinchliffe (Exeter) ‘Changing agriculture: Social and economic drivers of disease and treatment decisions in food production settings’
  • Dr Kristen Reyher (Bristol) ‘Veterinary medicine use and One Health AMR – known unknowns’

Panel discussion on future implications for modifying the drivers of AMR (Chaired by Dr Tim Jinks)

Session 3 – The challenge of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in the real world and potential interventions

Short talks by:

  • Dr Maisem Laabei (Bath) ‘A new GW4 early career AMR community to develop leads to treat multi-resistant pathogens’
  • Prof Adilia Warris (MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, Exeter) ‘Challenges of antifungal resistance in clinical practice’
  • Prof Eshwar Mahenthiralingam (Cardiff) ‘AMR lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis and antibiotic treatment failure’

Short Q&A and panel discussion on the next big questions in One Health and the agenda going forwards'(Chaired by Prof Matthew Avison)

Closing remarks – Prof Philip Taylor (University of Bristol and GW4 Board)

A recording of the talks can be found on the GW4 Alliance Youtube page.