Mossey, Peter


  • Professor (Clinical) & Personal Chair of Craniofacial Dev & Dentofacial Orthopaeds, Dentistry
  • United Kingdom

  • 4067 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1989 …2022

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Personal profile


  • Course Organiser, 3rd, 4th and 5th BDS Orthodontics.
  • 2nd BDS Genetics Lectures and small group seminars.
  • Lectures and small group teaching for 3rd, 4th and 5th BDS students in Clinical Orthodontics.
  • Tutor on the Postgraduate SWOP Programme.
  • Tutor in Royal College MFDS and MOrth courses.
  • Royal College Examiner for Postgraduate students in MFDS and MOrth at home and overseas.


  • Director WHO Collaborating Centre.
  • Clinical and Basic Sciences Teacher.
  • Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics.
  • Research Convenor for CLEFTSiS (Cleft Managed Clinical Network).
  • Member of Tayside Orthodontic Managed Clinical Network.
  • Member of WHO “Global Burden of Disease” Committee.
  • Section Editor for Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal.


Involved in EU multi-centre collaborations, NIH projects and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Craniofacial anomalies (CFA) means a significant international research remit. This involves setting up CFA research projects on treatment, quality of care aetiology and prevention of cleft lip and palate, in parts of the world where need is identified, particularly in developing countries. Also interested in 3D imaging and biomolecular research and their role in CFA research. Through the WHO has recently become involved in the Global Burden of Disease (Birth Defects) initiative with a particular interest in the problems with clefts and craniofacial anomalies in India and sub-Saharan Africa.


  • RK Dentistry
  • cleft lip
  • cleft palate
  • craniofacial
  • genetics

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Research Output

Automated Identification from Dental Data (AutoIDD): A New Development in Digital Forensics

Reesu, G. V., Woodsend, B., Manica, S., Revie, G. F., Brown, N. L. & Mossey, P. A., Apr 2020, In : Forensic Science International. 309, p. 1-9 9 p., 110218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Facial average soft tissue depth variation based on skeletal classes in Indonesian adult population: A retrospective lateral cephalometric study

    Sarilita, E., Rynn, C., Mossey, P. A., Black, S. & Oscandar, F., Mar 2020, In : Legal Medicine. 43, p. 1-7 7 p., 101665.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3D Head Shape Analysis of Suspected Zika Infected Infants

    Ju, X., Garcia, I. R., De Freitas Silva, L., Mossey, P., Al-Rudainy, D., Ayoub, A. & De Mattos, A. M., 4 Feb 2019, Proceedings - 2018, 11th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2018. Li, Q., Li, W. & Wang, L. (eds.). IEEE, 4 p. 8633125

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • A 3D cephalometric protocol for the accurate quantification of the craniofacial symmetry and facial growth

    Pinheiro, M., Ma, X., Fagan, M. J., McIntyre, G. T., Lin, P., Sivamurthy, G. & Mossey, P. A., 17 May 2019, In : Journal of Biological Engineering. 13, p. 1-11 11 p., 42.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    75 Downloads (Pure)

    Genomic analyses in african populations identify novel risk loci for cleft palate

    Butali, A., Mossey, P. A., Adeyemo, W. L., Eshete, M. A., Gowans, L. J. J., Busch, T. D., Jain, D., Yu, W., Huan, L., Laurie, C. A., Laurie, C. C., Nelson, S., Li, M., Sanchez-Lara, P. A., Magee, W. P., Magee, K. S., Auslander, A., Brindopke, F., Kay, D. M., Caggana, M. & 51 others, Romitti, P. A., Mills, J. L., Audu, R., Onwuamah, C., Oseni, G. O., Owais, A., James, O., Olaitan, P. B., Aregbesola, B. S., Braimah, R. O., Oginni, F. O., Oladele, A. O., Bello, S. A., Rhodes, J., Shiang, R., Donkor, P., Obiri-Yeboah, S., Arthur, F. K. N., Twumasi, P., Agbenorku, P., Plange-Rhule, G., Oti, A. A., Ogunlewe, O. M., Oladega, A. A., Adekunle, A. A., Erinoso, A. O., Adamson, O. O., Elufowoju, A. A., Ayelomi, O. I., Hailu, T., Hailu, A., Demissie, Y., Derebew, M., Eliason, S., Romero-Bustillous, M., Lo, C., Park, J., Desai, S., Mohammed, M., Abate, F., Abdur-Rahman, L. O., Anand, D., Saadi, I., Oladugba, A. V., Lachke, S. A., Amendt, B. A., Rotimi, C. N., Marazita, M. L., Cornell, R. A., Murray, J. C. & Adeyemo, A. A., 15 Mar 2019, In : Human Molecular Genetics. 28, 6, p. 1038-1051 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    31 Downloads (Pure)


    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 2 Other
    • 1 Invited talk

    Medical Advisory Board of Smile Train

    Peter Mossey (Member)
    1 Feb 2020 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    EUROCAT Registry Leaders' Meeting and Scientific Symposium

    Peter A. Mossey (Member)
    15 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association and 7th Asian Pacific Cleft Lip and Palate Craniofacial Congress

    Peter A. Mossey (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    14 Mar 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    9th European Craniofacial Congress

    Peter A. Mossey (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    15 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    WHO status for dental school unit

    Peter A. Mossey


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Risks of facial deformity from smoking

    Peter A. Mossey


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Dental students to research drugs role in cleft lip and palate

    Peter A. Mossey


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    An investigation of the effectiveness of miniscrews in orthodontics

    Author: Alharbi, F., 2016

    Supervisor: Bearn, D. (Supervisor) & Mossey, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    A Preliminary Investigation into Orofacial Clefts in the Central and Western Regions of Saudi Arabia

    Author: Sabbagh, H. J., 2015

    Supervisor: Mossey, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Dental Science


    Clinical Competency in Oral Surgery: History, Challenges and Solutions

    Author: Hanson, C. J., 2015

    Supervisor: Macluskey, M. (Supervisor) & Mossey, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Evaluation of the use of the modified Huddart Bodenham & EUROCRAN yardstick for the assessment of surgical outcome for unilateral cleft lip and palate

    Author: Patel, D., 2011

    Supervisor: Mossey, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Dental Science


    HPV and p16 in head and neck cancer

    Author: Sailan, A. T., 2010

    Supervisor: Macluskey, M. (Supervisor), Gibson, J. (Supervisor) & Mossey, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy