Many of the treatments we take for granted today started with research that we funded including use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, the importance of taking folic acid in pregnancy and early research that linked HPV to cervical cancer – resulting in the first preventative school-wide vaccination programme.
Figures adjusted for inflation.
We aim to achieve this by investing in high-quality, innovative research addressing areas of unmet need, as well as developing promising researchers to become academic leaders in women's health.
Our research is selected, monitored and evaluated by our eminent Research Advisory Committee (RAC), a team of established and expert clinicians and researchers.
Our rigorous selection procedure and independent peer review process guarantees that we fund only the highest quality research. This ensures that our funds are invested strategically to achieve the greatest impact on improving healthcare for women, girls and babies.
We are accredited by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and we work collaboratively with key partners including the government and the royal colleges such as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).Download our research strategy
Wellbeing of Women (WoW), in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has awarded £254,034 for a NIHR-WoW Doctoral Fellowship to midwife Joanne Cull. She will investigate what information and support can be given to help pregnant women who have been negatively affected by traumaRead more
Wellbeing of Women has invested £129,549 in Dr Matina Iliodromiti's research on establishing clear thresholds for too small and large babies to improve care and outcomesRead more
Wellbeing of Women has invested £255,325 into Professor Nikki Robertson’s research on whether a naturally occurring hormone can protect a baby’s brain that is at risk for life-long injuryRead more
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham
Reader in Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London