Mossey, Peter


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

  • 3962 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1989 …2021
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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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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 1989 2019

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

Principal component analysis
45 Downloads (Pure)

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
Facial Asymmetry
4 Citations (Scopus)
9 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., ddy402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cleft Palate
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2
Cleft Lip

Leadership in global oral health

Williams, D. M., Mossey, P. A. & Mathur, M. R., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Dentistry. 87, p. 49-54 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Oral Health
Mouth Diseases
Universal Coverage
Primary Prevention
Systems Analysis

LINE-1 methylation in cleft lip tissues: influence of infant MTHFR c.677C>T genotype

Khan, F., Little, J., Aleotti, V., Mossey, P., Steegers-Theunissen, R. P. M., Autelitano, L., Meazzini, M. C., Ravaei, A. & Rubini, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Oral Diseases. 25, 6, p. 1668-1671 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
DNA Methylation

Activities 2012 2016

  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

EUROCAT Registry Leaders' Meeting and Scientific Symposium

Peter A. Mossey (Member)
15 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

9th European Craniofacial Congress

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

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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

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