We are a medical research charity on a mission to end premature birth – everywhere and forever.

Who We Are

our founder

Borne was founded by Professor Mark Johnson – a physician and obstetrician who has seen the devastating effects of prematurity first-hand.

board of trustees

Our Board of Trustees ensure we deliver our charitable aims and purpose whilst overseeing the strategic direction of the charity.

scientific advisory board

Our SAB critically and independently reviews all research studies to ensure we fund the best scientific ideas that will take us closer to achieving our mission.

team borne

Our day-to-day operations are managed by a team of dedicated individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

patrons & ambassadors

A community of influential and vocal advocates and fundraisers who believe in a world without premature birth.

The largest barrier to the development of diagnostic treatment and prevention strategies for preterm birth and stillbirth is our inability to comprehend the biological processes of pregnancy and childbirth.
World Health Organisation


We can’t do what we do without your support, and we couldn’t be more grateful for that. We want you to know what you can expect from us in return.


We promise to fund the best quality scientific research, always with the ultimate aim of achieving our mission of preventing premature birth. Our Scientific Advisory Board is made up of experts who independently review all of the projects we fund to ensure that we keep this promise.


We promise to protect your personal information and be transparent about what we do with it. We will always use your personal information in accordance with the law and never do anything with it that you wouldn’t reasonably expect.


Your opinion matters to us. We promise to take all and any complaints seriously, and deal with them fairly according to our Complaints Policy.


We promise to always be honest and transparent about the way we spend your money and to never present anything in a way that could be misinterpreted.


We are committed to promoting the welfare of those who come into contact with our organisation, our staff and volunteers. 

Our Networks

Borne is proud to be a member of the following associations

pregnancy and baby charities network

association of medical research charities

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