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Working together for a healthy future

Born in Bradford is one of the biggest and most important medical research studies undertaken in the UK.

The project started in 2007 and is looking to answer questions about our health by tracking the lives of 13,500 babies and their families and will provide information for studies across the UK and around the world.

The aim of Born in Bradford is to find out more about the causes of childhood illness by studying children from all cultures and backgrounds as their lives unfold.

A Message from Born in Bradford’s Director, John Wright

Born in Bradford began in 2006 as an idea built on the hope that health professionals and researchers could work in partnership with the people of Bradford to shine the spotlight of research onto the health of children in the City and help to improve wellbeing. This report celebrates the incredible support from nearly 14,000 families and the hard work of the NHS staff and health researchers that has made Born in Bradford such a success. The report describes the ground breaking research results starting to emerge from the study. It also describes how Born in Bradford is achieving its goal to be a “research study that can change a city”.

Bradford is a city of Victorian splendour surrounded by moors of wild beauty. However it also has some of the highest rates of childhood illness in the UK. Born in Bradford is helping to unravel the reasons for this ill health and bring new scientific discovery to the world. It is also providing a catalyst for communities to work with the NHS and local authority to improve child health and wellbeing in the city.

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Our Findings in a nutshell

BiB researchers condense their findings into easy to read nutshells. Please read, share, and tell us what you think.

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Professor John Wright

"It's like a medical detective story really - trying to piece together the clues in people's lifestyles, their environments and their genetic make-up, as we try to determine why some children fall sick and and some remain healthy."

Professor John Wright
Director of Born in Bradford

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Bradford Royal Infirmary
Duckworth Lane
Bradford
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