About Genesis Research Trust

Despite countless breakthroughs in medical science, we still do not understand why some pregnancies will end in tragedy. For most of us, having a child of our own is the most fulfilling experience of our lives. All of us can imagine the desperation and sadness of parents who lose a baby, and the life-shattering impact that a disabled or seriously ill child has on a family.

Genesis Research Trust raises money for the largest UK-based collection of scientists and clinicians who are researching the causes and cures for conditions that affect the health of women and babies. This Trust is uniquely based in the building where the scientists carry out their research at the Wolfson and Weston Research Institute for Family Health, on the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London.

Help us to give everyone the chance of a healthy family.


Objectives & vision

Our objectives

The objectives of the Trust are to provide financial assistance for medical research and teaching in the field of gynaecology, obstetrics and related fields in paediatrics. The Trust is organised in order to promote, by all available means, the study of healthy childbearing and diseases of women.

Our teaching programme is internationally recognised and the work produced has the highest reputation amongst academics and researchers. Our courses and symposia are attended by approximately 3000 full and part-time students per year.

Our vision

Advances in the wellbeing of women and babies can only be achieved by research into the disorders which can affect anyone. Our primary aim is to improve the health of the unborn child and its mother.