Borne is a medical research charity working to prevent premature birth. We aim to save lives, prevent disability and create lifelong health for mothers and babies.
Borne is committed to improving outcomes for mothers and babies by preventing premature birth. By investing in research, we will:
We need a deeper understanding of pregnancy to achieve the scientific breakthroughs to prevent preterm birth. Research lays the foundations for lasting change. It gives hope to so many who have experienced the anguish of premature birth.
We support the work of obstetricians and research midwives who not only advance our knowledge and understanding of preterm birth by recruiting and supporting women involved with the groundbreaking research, but also offer crucial frontline support and care.
We encourage the next generation of bio-med scientists, obstetricians and midwives to embrace their research interests in our area of scientific interest by supporting their development.
Our Founder - Professor Mark Johnson
As a physician and obstetrician, Mark saw the devastating effects of prematurity first hand. He felt frustrated by his inability to do more for his patients.
With his expertise in obstetrics and research, Mark was in a unique position to tackle the problem of premature birth. He founded Borne as a research appeal with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the charity became independent in 2016.