About Us
About us - Professor Michael Crawford
Professor Michael Crawford

The Mother & Child Foundation was established in 1994 to advance the health interests of mothers and infants, through medical research, education and community action. Too little attention has been paid to maternal health and nutrition, even though the issue is central to the welfare of entire communities.

Our primary goal is the improvement of maternal health through nutrition, which in turn helps prevent disability and chronic ill-health in children.

The Foundation has supported research primarily through the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition directed by Professor Michael Crawford, and under the Chairmanship of Professor Cedric Hassell FRS. Professor Crawford is currently a visiting professor at the Chelsea and Westminster Campus of Imperial College, London. The Foundation has also supported work in the Sudan, Nepal, Bangladesh and China.

The Mother and Child Foundation – UK registered charity no. 1037513
Friends of The Mother and Child Foundation – US registered charity no. 46-5257862

The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu, OMS, DD, FKC

Raymond Keene, OBE

Vice Presidents:

  • Ms. Anne Dawson-Shepherd
  • Professor Cedric Hassall DSc, FRS Basic science and founder chair 1994 to 2000
  • Pamela Baker, Representative of Canada
  • Frances Peterson, Representative of the USA
  • Dr. Izzeldin Hussein, PhD, International Board for the Control of Iodine Deficiency (ICCIDD)
  • Dr. Andrew Sinclair, PhD, International affairs in lipid biology and public health

Research Director:
Professor Michael A. Crawford, PhD, FRSB, FRCPath

Dr. Robert E. Lister, PhD. CBiol, FIBiol

Trustee and Director of Communication and Campaigns (UK):
Dr Rachel V. Gow

Content Manager:
Paul Sullivan

The Foundation does not have its own premises. The work is voluntary and there are no full-time employees.
The Trustees are also called Directors.

Administration UK

Founder and Research Director: Professor Michael A. Crawford mcfcrawford@aol.com
c/o 36 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7SX.

Administration US

President and Trustee: Fran Peterson
Vice President of Communication and Campaigns, Dr. Rachel V. Gow dr.rachelvgow@gmail.com