Professor Julie Barnett (Psychology), with colleagues from the department, will be conducting joint research with ISCTE University of Lisbon, Complutense University of Madrid, and the University of Nantes. This project will bring together internationally leading academic partners from the UK, Portugal, Spain and France to develop a European social science research agenda around medicines waste disposal.

Dr Andre Barrinha (POLIS) will be collaborating with Egmont Institute, Belgium, one of the most influential international affairs think tanks in Europe. The joint project focuses on the emerging practice of cyber-diplomacy in Europe, bringing together perspectives from European institutions and key EU member states.

Dr Dario Cazzola (Health) will collaborate with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain. The joint project aims at integrating quick and low-level optimisation algorithms with musculoskeletal modelling procedure with the view of improving human function in sporting settings.

Dr Joanna Clifton-Sprigg (Economics) will develop collaborations with Stockholm University and the Swedish Institute for Social Research. With comparative perspectives from both the UK and Sweden, the project assesses the impact of maternity packages on maternity leave uptake and length in academia.

Led by Professor Edward Feil (Biology & Biochemistry) the Milner Centre for Evolution and the Centre for Mathematical Biology will strengthen Bath’s partnership with the University of Oslo. A symposium with Oslo’s Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) will discuss institutional synergies and will identify opportunities for joint research and student mobility.

Dr Janina Iwaniec (Education) will collaborate with the University of Alcala, Spain, on research relevant to the transformation of the MA TESOL curriculum at Bath.

Dr Benjamin Metclafe (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) will be conducting joint research with Aalborg University, Denmark. The project aims to develop and validate a bi-directional neural and interface that can be implanted on both the left and right vagus nerves simultaneously.

Dr Marcin Mucha-Kruczynski (Physics) will engage in a multi-partner collaboration involving the Synchrotrons SOLEIL (France) and ELETTRA (Italy), as well as the University of Paris-Saclay. Their research aims to connect theoretical expertise in the description of Van der Waals heterostructures with the experimental groups in the field.

Dr Nicola Savvides (Education) will collaborate with KU Leuven University, Belgium, and University of Groningen, Netherlands. The project will investigate student’s national, European and cosmopolitan identities and attitudes towards cultural others.

Dr Alborz Shokrani (Mechanical Engineering] will be conducting collaborative research with TU Dortmund University, RWTH Aachen and Module Works in Germany in the area of precision and hybrid machining, using innovative cooling and lubricating processes for advanced difficult-to-machine materials and composites.

Dr Nick Townsend (Health) will be collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop methods and tools to measure implementation of policies relevant to Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the WHO European Region.

Dr Araxi Urrutia (Biology & Biochemistry) and an interdisciplinary team at Bath will collaborate with the Max Planck Odense Centre, University of Southern Denmark and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). The project aims to build a research network between the Milner Centre for Evolution, Max Planck Odense, and UMR CNRS Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive in Lyon, to identify genes that determine ageing and gender differences in mortality.

Dr Stephen Ward (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) and the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation will collaborate with University of the Basque Country, Spain, to jointly develop better diagnostics and prognosis for pathologies such as cancer, autoimmune disease and inflammatory diseases.