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) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).Download our research strategy
Since 1983, the generous establishment of six UK research centres has transformed how experts treat recurrent miscarriage, cancer and pregnancy complicationsRead more
Wellbeing of Women has invested £29,500 into Dr Sarah Kitson’s project to create a new tool which will help healthcare professionals spot and treat women at risk of developing the life-changing diseaseRead more
Wellbeing of Women has awarded Dr Susana Banerjee £176,277 to understand how healthcare professionals could deliver better ovarian cancer care in older womenRead more
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London