Professor Peter A Mossey

Professor of Craniofacial Development and Associate Dean for Internationalisation


Park Place


GDC No. 57755


Phone Number:

+44 (0)1382381 643

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  • Associate Dean (Research)
  • Dundee Dental School REF 2014 Lead for UoA3
  • Director WHO Collaborating Centre.
  • Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics.
  • Clinical and Basic Sciences Teacher.
  • Research Convenor for CLEFTSiS (Cleft Managed Clinical Network in Scotland).
  • Member of WHO “Global Burden of Disease” Committee.
  • Involvement in the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities research network (GOHIRA)
  • Examiner for Royal Colleges and other Universities.
  • Reviewer for Grant Funding bodies.
  • Section Editor for Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal.
  • Peer reviewer for 10 international journals.
  • Honorary Vice president for UoD Sport

Plays a role within the Dental School and University of Dundee as a Dental Academic and clinical orthodontic consultant, with a broad portfolio in clinical treatment, teaching, research, mentorship, administration and sport. Also involved in both undergraduate & postgraduate educational, examination and scientific commitments beyond Dundee through Royal Colleges, external examinerships, grant reviewing, journal editorial duties and publishing research. Major involvement in research at local, national and international levels. EU multi-centre collaborations, NIH projects and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Craniofacial Anomalies (CFA) means a significant international research remit.

Associate Dean for Internationalisation at University of Dundee Dental School, and Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Craniofacial Anomalies. Leader for the Craniofacial Anomalies theme in the WHO Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Birth Defects Initiative and through the WHO Collaborating Centre involved in the implementation of the recommendations of the 63rd World Health Assembly issued in May 2010. Appointed Honorary Secretary of the Craniofacial Anomalies Group of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network (GOHIRN) initiative August 2012. Established international collaborations and links with craniofacial units throughout the world, involvement in consensus meetings to establish WHO strategies and research projects on treatment, aetiology and prevention of cleft lip and palate, particularly in developing countries.

  • 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.

Eshete, M, Butali, A, Deressa, W, Pagan-Rivera, K, Hailu, T, Abate, F, Mohammed, I, Demissie, Y, Hailu, A, Dawson, DV, Deribew, M, Gessese, M, Gravem, PE & Mossey, P 2016, 'Descriptive Epidemiology of Orofacial Clefts in Ethiopia'. DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003234

Listl, S, Galloway, J , Mossey, PA & Marcenes, W 2015, ' Global Economic Impact of Dental Diseases ' Journal of Dental Research , vol 94, no. 10, pp. 1355-1361., 10.1177/0022034515602879

Butali, A, Mossey, PA, Adeyemo, WL, Eshete, MA, Gaines, LA, Even, D, Braimah, RO, Aregbesola, BS, Rigdon, JV, Emeka, CI, James, O, Ogunlewe, MO, Ladeinde, AL, Abate, F, Hailu, T, Mohammed, I, Gravem, PE, Deribew, M, Gesses, M, Adeyemo, AA & Murray, JC 2014, 'Novel IRF6 mutations in families with Van Der Woude syndrome and popliteal pterygium syndrome from sub-Saharan Africa' Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine, vol 2, no. 3, pp. 254-260. DOI: 10.1002/mgg3.66

Sabbagh, HJ, Mossey, PA & Innes, NPT 2012, 'Prevalence of orofacial clefts in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries: A systematic review' Saudi Dental Journal, vol 24, no. 1, pp. 3-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2011.11.001

Ghassibe-Sabbagh, M, Desmyter, L, Langenberg, T, Claes, F, Boute, O, Bayet, B, Pellerin, P, Hermans, K, Backx, L, Mansilla, MA, Imoehl, S, Nowak, S, Ludwig, KU, Baluardo, C, Ferrian, M, Mossey, PA, Noethen, M, Dewerchin, M, Francois, G, Revencu, N, Vanwijck, R, Hecht, J, Mangold, E, Murray, J, Rubini, M, Vermeesch, JR, Poirel, HA, Carmeliet, P & Vikkula, M 2011, 'FAF1, a Gene that Is Disrupted in Cleft Palate and Has Conserved Function in Zebrafish' American Journal of Human Genetics, vol 88, no. 2, pp. 150-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2011.01.003

Butali, A, Mossey, PA, Tiffin, N, Adeyemo, WL, Eshete, MA, Mumena, C, Audu, R, Onwuamah, C, Agbenorku, P, Ogunlewe, MO, Adebola, AR, Olasoji, HO, Aregbesola, B, Braimah, RO, Oladugba, AV, Onah, II, Adebiyi, E, Olaitan, PB, Abdur-Rahman, LO & Adeyemo, A 2015, 'Multidisciplinary approach to genomics research in Africa: the AfriCRAN model' Pan African Medical Journal, vol 21, 229. DOI: 10.11604/pamj.2015.21.229.7380

Kasaven, CP, McIntyre, G & Mossey, P 2017, 'Accuracy of both virtual and printed 3-dimensional models for volumetric measurement of alveolar clefts prior to alveolar bone grafting compared to a validated algorithm: a preliminary investigation' British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 55, no. 1, pp. 31-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2016.08.016

Butali, A, Adeyemo, WL, Mossey, PA, Olasoji, HO, Onah, II, Adebola, A, Efunkoya, E, Akintububo, A, James, O, Adeosun, OO, Ogunlewe, MO, Ladeinde, AL, Mofikoya, BO, Adeyemi, MO, Ekhaguere, OA, Emeka, C, Awoyale, TA & NigeriaCRAN collaboration 2014, 'Prevalence of orofacial clefts in Nigeria' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 51, no. 3, pp. 320-325. DOI: 10.1597/12-135

Butali, A & Mossey, PA 2009, 'Epidemiology of Orofacial clefts in Africa: Methodological challenges in ascertainment' Pan African Medical Journal, vol 2, pp. 5.

Butali, A & Mossey, PA 2010, 'Orofacial clefts research in Africa: challenges and possibilities' Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, vol 13, no. 2, pp. 238-239.

Listl, S, Galloway, J, Mossey, PA & Marcenes, W 2015, 'Global economic impact of dental diseases' Journal of Dental Research, vol 94, no. 10, pp. 1355-1361. DOI: 10.1177/0022034515602879

Jauhar, P, Mossey, P, Popat, H, Seehra, J & Fleming, PS 2016, 'A survey of undergraduate orthodontic teaching and factors affecting pursuit of postgraduate training' British Dental Journal, vol 221, pp. 487-492. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.778

Modell, B, Berry, RJ, Boyle, CA, Christianson, A, Darlison, M, Dolk, H, Howson, CP, Mastroiacovo, P, Mossey, PA & Rankin, J 2012, 'Global regional and national causes of child mortality' Lancet, vol 380, no. 9853, pp. 1556. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61878-9

IPDTOC Working Group 2011, 'Prevalence at Birth of Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate: Data From the International Perinatal Database of Typical Oral Clefts (IPDTOC)' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 48, no. 1, pp. 66-81. DOI: 10.1597/09-217

Islam, M, Alkhadar, H, Paterson, Z, Macluskey, M, Jones, S, Mossey, P & Ellis, I 2011, 'VEGF and Oral Cancer - ex Vivo and in Vitro Studies' European Journal of Cancer, vol 47, no. S1, 8593, pp. S570-S571.

Sabbagh, HJ, Innes, NP, Sallout, BI, Alamoudi, NM, Hamdan, MA, Alhamlan, N, Al-Khozami, AI, Abdulhameed, FD, Al-Aama, JY & Mossey, PA 2015, 'Birth prevalence of non-syndromic orofacial clefts in Saudi Arabia and the effects of parental consanguinity' Saudi Medical Journal, vol 36, no. 9, pp. 1076-1083. DOI: 10.15537/smj.2015.9.11823

Eshete, M, Butali, A, Deressa, W, Pagan-Rivera, K, Hailu, T, Abate, F, Mohammed, I, Demissie, Y, Hailu, A, Dawson, DV, Deribew, M, Gessese, M, Gravem, PE & Mossey, P 2016, 'Descriptive Epidemiology of Orofacial Clefts in Ethiopia' Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003234

Mossey, PA & Petersen, PE 2014, 'Budapest declaration: IADR-GOHIRA®' Journal of Dental Research, vol 93, no. 7 suppl., pp. 120S-121S. DOI: 10.1177/0022034514527972

Mossey, PA, Shaw, WC, Munger, RG, Murray, JC, Murthy, J & Little, J 2011, 'Global oral health inequalities: challenges in the prevention and management of orofacial clefts and potential solutions.' Advances in Dental Research: an E-Supplement to Journal of Dental Research, vol 23, no. 2, pp. 247-258. DOI: 10.1177/0022034511402083

Hanson, C, Mossey, P & Macluskey, M 2010, 'The assessment of suturing skills of dental undergraduates' European Journal of Dental Education, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 113-117. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2009.00600.x

Dobbyn , L, Gillgrass, T, McIntyre, G, McFarlane, T & Mossey, P 2015, 'Validating the clinical use of the modified Huddart and Bodenham scoring system for outcome in cleft lip and/or palate' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 52, no. 6, pp. 671-675. DOI: 10.1597/12-170

Böhmer, AC, Mangold, E, Tessmann, P, Mossey, PA, Steegers-Theunissen, RP, Lindemans, J, Bouwman-Both, M, Rubini, M, Franceschelli, P, Aiello, V, Peterlin, B, Molloy, AM, Nöthen, MM, Knapp, M & Ludwig, KU 2013, 'Analysis of susceptibility loci for nonsyndromic orofacial clefting in a European trio sample' American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, vol 161, no. 10, pp. 2545-2549. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36141

Butali, A, Mossey, PA, Adeyemo, WL, Jezewski, PA, Onwuamah, CK, Ogunlewe, MO, Ugboko, VI, Adejuyigbe, O, Adigun, AI, Abdur-Rahman, LO, Onah, II, Audu, RA, Idigbe, EO, Mansilla, MA, Dragan, EA, Petrin, AL, Bullard, SA, Uduezue, AO, Akpata, O, Osaguona, AO, Olasoji, HO, Ligali, TO, Kejeh, BM, Iseh, KR, Olaitan, PB, Adebola, AR, Efunkoya, E, Adesina, OA, Oluwatosin, OM & Murray, JC 2011, 'Genetic studies in the nigerian population implicate an MSX1 mutation in complex oral facial clefting disorders' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 48, no. 6, pp. 646-653. DOI: 10.1597/10-133

McIntyre, GT & Mossey, PA 2004, 'Parental craniofacial morphology in orofacial clefting' European Journal of Orthodontics, vol 26, no. 4, pp. 375-384. DOI: 10.1093/ejo/26.4.375

Mossey, P, Little, J, Steegers-Theunissen, RP, Molloy, AM, Peterlin, B, Shaw, WC, Johnson, C, Fitzpatrick, DR, Franceschelli, P & Rubini, M 2017, 'Genetic interactions in nonsyndromic orofacial clefts in Europe - EUROCRAN study' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 54, no. 6, pp. 623-630. DOI: 10.1597/16-037


9th – 13th December 2013: Organiser of UKIERI Trilateral Research Project Workshop. Chennai, India

10th – 13th November 2013: Contribution to 6th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities. Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, Philippines

9th – 12th October 2013: GOHIRN at World Congress for Preventive Dentistry: “Implementing IADR-GOHIRA: making the Action Plan Real”, Budapest, Hungary

25th – 27th September 2013: Organiser of EUROCleftNet research conference entitled “Completing the circle: shared opportunities to address the challenge of orofacial clefts”. Plovdiv, Bulgaria

15th – 17th June 2011: Workshop presentation at Centrinho, Bauru, Brazil

17th – 20th May 2011: GOHIRA Workshop in Arlington, USA

18th – 25th March 2011: Invited speaker at Conference Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

13th – 16th March 2011: Keynote address at International Cleft and Craniofacial Conference, Perth Australia

10th – 15th July 2010: GOHIRA presentation – IADR, Barcelona

5th-7th December 2009: Invited keynote speaker to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMS) Hyderabad, India on Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Complex Diseases

4th-7th October 2009: 5th International Conference for Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World: Global Burden of Cleft Lip and Palate

10th-13th September 2009: 4th International Conference for Craniofacial anomalies, Fortaleza, Brazil: Genetics of non-syndromic OFC

12-15 February 2009 8th International Society for Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial anomalies Pondicherry :  Invited Workshop on the “Indiacran” project

22-26 September 2008: 5th International Cleft Palate Foundation Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.  Plenary presentation: Craniofacial Anomalies – WHO perspective

14-16 September 2008. WHO Global Burden of Disease Meeting Geneva Prioritising a research agenda: Non-communicative diseases

13-17 September 2008, 34th International Conference for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, Padua, Italy.  Keynote Presentation: The International Database on Craniofacial Abnormalities (IDCFA)

11-13 March 2008 7th Indian Society for Cleft Lip and Palate and craniofacial anomalies, Chennai, India. Collaborative research in India – the “Indiacran” project