Changing Lives

We save babies’ lives

Catherine Smith with daughter Ella at Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory in Edinburgh

Photo credit: Theirworld

The Laboratory is supported by the Jennifer Brown Research Fund, which originally funded groundbreaking research at the Laboratory alongside supporting innovative community-based schemes led by nurses and midwives. The fund now also supports large-scale research projects including the Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort.

  1. ​2017

    The laboratory celebrates 15 years of helping to save premature babies.

  2. ​ 2015

  3. 2014

    The Laboratory finds that genes play key role in brain injury risk for premature babies

  4. ​ 2004

    The Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory is launched.

  5. 2002

    Sarah and Gordon Brown set up the Jennifer Brown Research Fund in memory of their daughter, who died aged 10 days after being born seven weeks premature.

Theirworld Founder and President, Sarah Brown, meets Dawn Crosby, a mother whose son was cared for in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

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