(About Us)

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We are a community of Earth, Environmental and Life Scientists. We encourage our PhD researchers to establish relationships in their cohort groups for mutual support and to explore collaboration with others both inside and outside their research fields. In working together, we support, rely on and benefit from the universal truth that “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us”, Jo Cox, MP, maiden speech to Parliament, 3 June 2015.

Our Partnership

The NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a collaborative partnership formed of the GW4 Alliance of the world-class research-intensive Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter and Cardiff University plus five unique and prestigious Research Organisation partners: British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the Natural History Museum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.  


Our Researchers

Our researchers are working in a wide range of fields in the Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.

Click on any science area to find which of our researchers are working in these areas and what they are working on:


Or search for a Researcher by their name or their project:


Our Team

Professor Paul Veldes, Director

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Dr Carl Palk, Doctoral Training Partnership Manager

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Ms Sara Tonge, Doctoral Training Partnership Manager



We’re proud to be involved in the 1st Annual Diversity Symposium ‘Diverse problems need Diverse People – Being LGBT+ in our Research Communities’ in association with Pride in STEM

Outreach to children and young people

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