Our Institute

Our Institute exists to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children. Our work focuses on the entire life course, from pre-conception, through childhood and into adulthood.

Our strategic priorities are to:

mum and baby feetImprove outcomes for patients and populations, locally and globally.

We conduct research and education, seeking to understand and address the unmet needs of the patients and communities we serve. We want to tackle big problems that affect women and children; to bridge research translation gaps and share our learnings locally, nationally and globally to create impactful change.

Become a world class Institute generating new knowledge and improving skills.

We focus on generating insight into women and children’s health and ensure discoveries are translated from the laboratory to life. We want to ensure scientific knowledge is applied to clinical practice and policy so that patients receive the best possible evidence-based mind and body care.

Provide an improved system for research, education and care.

We are creating a conducive environment for research and education to improve patient and population outcomes. This means building infrastructure to connect, support, and enable our clinical and academic staff and students to work even more closely together and towards our shared goals. 

King’s Health Partners Women and Children’s Health brings together women and children’s services at three NHS Foundation Trusts; Guy’s and St Thomas’ (including Evelina London Children’s Hospital), King’s College Hospital (including Variety Children’s Hospital), and South London and Maudsley, and one of the world’s top research-led universities, King’s College London.

The Institute is hosted by Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College London’s Department of Women and Children’s Health in the School of Life Course Sciences is our academic host.

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To get in touch with the Institute and learn more about our work, please email KHP-IWCH@kcl.ac.uk.