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Research projects

We are proud to work with some of the UK’s top doctors, midwives, nurses and scientists to make the greatest difference to the lives of women and their families.

Spanning across three key areas – fertility, pregnancy and birth complications, gynaecological cancers and wellbeing issues – here is some of the work we are currently investing in.

Please note that this page is currently under construction.

Wellbeing issues

Finding a link between endometriosis and autoimmune diseases

Wellbeing of Women has invested £72,448 in Professor Krina Zondervan’s search for a connection between the conditions

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Pregnancy and birth

Using bioengineering to prevent infertility

Wellbeing of Women has invested £199,267 in Professor Molly Stevens and Richard Smith’s project to treat a condition that causes infertility and pregnancy loss

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Gynaecological cancers

Finding new drugs for difficult-to-treat ovarian cancer

Wellbeing of Women has invested £239,325 in Dr Samar Elorbany’s project to explore new ways of treating a chemotherapy-resistant strain of ovarian cancer

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Pregnancy and birth

Transforming communication between midwives and women

Wellbeing of Women has awarded Research Midwife Jayne Wagstaff £20,000 to boost training for midwives

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Pregnancy and birth

Preparing women for induced labour

Research midwife Sam Nightingale has been awarded £17,687 to help improve women’s experience of induced labour

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Pregnancy and birth

Finding the cause of tragic pregnancy loss

Dr Emily Cornish has been awarded £18,847 to investigate new treatments for a little known, but tragic, pregnancy complication

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Pregnancy and birth

Understanding a life-threatening pregnancy complication

Wellbeing of Women and Little Heartbeats have awarded Professor Zarko Alfirevic £23,536 to study a rare but devastating condition

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Gynaecological cancers

Finding better tests for ovarian cancer

Wellbeing of Women has provided £19,470 to Dr Garth Funston to find new early-stage tests for ovarian cancer

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