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

Shaw, K, McIntyre, G, Mossey, PA, Menhinick, A & Thomson, D 2013, 'Validation of conventional 2D lateral cephalometry using 3D cone beam CT' Journal of Orthodontics, vol 40, no. 1, pp. 22-28. DOI: 10.1179/1465313312Y.0000000009

Monlleo, IL, Mossey, PA & Gil-da-Silva-Lopes, VL 2009, 'Evaluation of Craniofacial Care Outside the Brazilian Reference Network for Craniofacial Treatment' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 46, no. 2, pp. 204-211. DOI: 10.1597/07-153.1

McIntyre, GT & Mossey, PA 2002, 'Asymmetry of the parental craniofacial skeleton in orofacial clefting' Journal of Orthodontics, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 299-305. DOI: 10.1093/ortho/29.4.299

Kadir, A, Mossey, PA, Blencowe, H, Moorthie, S, Lawn, JE, Mastroiacovo, P & Modell, B 2017, 'Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Birth Prevalence of Orofacial Clefts in Low- and Middle-Income Countries' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 54, no. 5, pp. 571-581. DOI: 10.1597/15-221

Eshete, MA, Liu, H, Li, M, Adeyemo, WL, Gowans, LJJ, Mossey, PA, Busch, T, Deressa, W, Donkor, P, Olaitan, PB, Aregbesola, BS, Braimah, RO, Oseni, GO, Oginni, F, Audu, R, Onwuamah, C, James, O, Augustine-Akpan, E, Rahman, LA, Ogunlewe, MO, Arthur, FKN, Bello, SA, Agbenorku, P, Twumasi, P, Abate, F, Hailu, T, Demissie, Y, Hailu, A, Plange-Rhule, G, Obiri-Yeboah, S, Dunnwald, MM, Gravem, PE, Marazita, ML, Adeyemo, AA, Murray, JC, Cornell, RA & Butali, A 2018, 'Loss-of-Function GRHL3 Variants Detected in African Patients with Isolated Cleft Palate' Journal of Dental Research, vol 97, no. 1, pp. 41-48. DOI: 10.1177/0022034517729819

Kasaven, CP, Ivekovic, S, McIntyre, GT, Gillgrass, T, Thomson, DA, Menhinick, A & Mossey, PA 2013, 'Validation of the volumetric measurement of a simulated maxillary alveolar bone defect using cone-beam computed tomography' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 50, no. 6, pp. e115-e120. DOI: 10.1597/12-161

Birnbaum, S, Ludwig, KU, Reutter, H, Herms, S, Steffens, M, Rubini, M, Baluardo, C, Ferrian, M, de Assis, NA, Alblas, MA, Barth, S, Freudenberg, J, Lauster, C, Schmidt, G, Scheer, M, Braumann, B, Berge, SJ, Reich, RH, Schiefke, F, Hemprich, A, Poetzsch, S, Steegers-Theunissen, RP, Poetzsch, B, Moebus, S, Horsthemke, B, Kramer, F-J, Wienker, TF, Mossey, PA, Propping, P, Cichon, S, Hoffmann, P, Knapp, M, Noethen, MM & Mangold, E 2009, 'Key susceptibility locus for nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate on chromosome 8q24' Nature Genetics, vol 41, no. 4, pp. 473-477. DOI: 10.1038/ng.333

Mossey, PA, Southwick, CAP, Wrieden, WL, Longbottom, P, Topping, G & Stirrups, DR 2003, 'Fluoride supplements and changes in tooth decay on the Island of Tristan da Cuhna, 1966-1996' British Dental Journal, vol 195, no. 3, pp. 159-162. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4810406

Gowans, JJ, Adeyemo, WL, Eshete, MA, Mossey, P, Busch, T, Aregbesola, B, Donkor, P, Arthur, FKN, Bello, SA, Martinez, A, Li, M, Augustine-Akpan, E-A, Deressa, W, Twumasi, P, James, O, M, D, Agbenorku, P, Oti, AA, Braimah, R, Plange-Rhule, G, M, G, Obiri-Yeboah, S, Oseni, GO, Olaitan, PB, Abdur-Rahman, L, F, A, T, H, P, G, Ogunlewe, MO, Buxó, CJ, Marazita, ML, Adeyemo, A, Murray, JC & Butali, A 2016, 'Association studies and direct DNA sequencing implicate some known genetic susceptibility loci in the etiology of nonsyndromic orofacial clefts in sub-Saharan African populations' Journal of Dental Research, vol 95, no. 11, pp. 1245-1256. DOI: 10.1177/0022034516657003

Moorthie, S, Blencowe, H, Darlison, MW, Gibbons, S, Lawn, JE, Mastroiacovo, P, Morris, JK, Modell, B, Bittles, AH, Blencowe, H, Christianson, A, Cousens, S, Darlison, MW, Gibbons, S, Hamamy, H, Khoshnood, B, Howson, CP, Lawn, JE, Mastroiacovo, P, Modell, B, Moorthie, S, Morris, JK, Mossey, PA, Neville, AJ, Petrou, M, Povey, S, Rankin, J, Schuler-Faccini, L, Wren, C, Yunis, KA & Congenital Disorders Expert Group 2017, 'Chromosomal disorders: estimating baseline birth prevalence and pregnancy outcomes worldwide'. DOI: 10.1007/s12687-017-0336-2

Dobbyn, LM, Weir, J, Macfarlane, TV & Mossey, PA 2012, 'Calibration of the modified Huddart and Bodenham scoring system against the GOSLON/5-year-olds' index for unilateral cleft lip and palate' European Journal of Orthodontics, vol 34, no. 6, pp. 762-767. DOI: 10.1093/ejo/cjr092

Mossey, PA, Little, J, Munger, RG, Dixon, MJ & Shaw, WC 2009, 'Cleft lip and palate' Lancet, vol 374, no. 9703, pp. 1773-1785. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60695-4

Sabbagh, HJ, Hassan, MHA, Innes, NPT, Elkodary, HM, Little, J & Mossey, PA 2015, 'Passive smoking in the etiology of non-syndromic orofacial clefts: a systematic review and meta-analysis ' PLoS ONE, vol 10, no. 3, e0116963, pp. 1-21. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116963

Sabbagh, HJ, Alamoudi, NM, Abdulhameed, FD, Innes, N, Al-Aama, JY, Hummaida, T, Almalik, M, El Derwi, DA & Mossey, PA 2016, 'Environmental Risk Factors in the Etiology of Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefts in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 53, no. 4, pp. 435-443. DOI: 10.1597/14-136

Moorthie, S, Blencowe, H, W. Darlison, M, Lawn, JE, Mastroiacovo, P, Morris, JK, Modell, B, Bittles, AH, Blencowe, H, Christianson, A, Cousens, S, Darlison, MW, Gibbons, S, Hamamy, H, Khoshnood, B, Howson, CP, Lawn, JE, Mastroiacovo, P, Modell, B, Moorthie, S, Morris, JK, Mossey, PA, Neville, AJ, Petrou, M, Povey, S, Rankin, J, Schuler-Faccini, L, Wren, C, Yunis, KA & Congenital Disorders Expert Group 2017, 'An overview of concepts and approaches used in estimating the burden of congenital disorders globally'. DOI: 10.1007/s12687-017-0335-3

Butali, A, Mossey, P, Adeyemo, W, Eshete, M, Gaines, L, Braimah, R, Aregbesola, B, Rigdon, J, Emeka, C, Olutayo, J, Ogunlewe, O, Ladeinde, A, Abate, F, Hailu, T, Mohammed, I, Gravem, P, Deribew, M, Gesses, M, Adeyemo, A, Marazita, M & Murray, J 2014, 'Rare functional variants in genome-wide association identified candidate genes for nonsyndromic clefts in the African population' American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, vol 164, no. 10, 36691, pp. 2567-71. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36691

Tothill, C & Mossey, PA 2007, 'Assessment of arch constriction in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate and isolated cleft palate: a pilot study' European Journal of Orthodontics, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 193-197. DOI: 10.1093/ejo/cjm006

Mangold, E, Ludwig, KU, Birnbaum, S, Baluardo, C, Ferrian, M, Herms, S, Reutter, H, de Assis, NA, Al Chawa, T, Mattheisen, M, Steffens, M, Barth, S, Kluck, N, Paul, A, Becker, J, Lauster, C, Schmidt, G, Braumann, B, Scheer, M, Reich, RH, Hemprich, A, Poetzsch, S, Blaumeiser, B, Moebus, S, Krawczak, M, Schreiber, S, Meitinger, T, Wichmann, H-E, Steegers-Theunissen, RP, Kramer, F-J, Cichon, S, Propping, P, Wienker, TF, Knapp, M, Rubini, M, Mossey, PA, Hoffmann, P & Noethen, MM 2010, 'Genome-wide association study identifies two susceptibility loci for nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate' Nature Genetics, vol 42, no. 1, pp. 24-26. DOI: 10.1038/ng.506

Martin, CB, Chalmers, EV, McIntyre, GT, Cochrane, H & Mossey, PA 2015, 'Orthodontic scanners: what's available?' Journal of Orthodontics, vol 42, no. 2, pp. 136-143. DOI: 10.1179/1465313315Y.0000000001

Chalmers, EV, McIntyre, GT, Wang, W, Gillgrass, T, Martin, C & Mossey, PA 2016, 'Intraoral 3D scanning or dental impressions for the assessment of dental arch relationships in cleft care: Which is superior?' Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 53, no. 5, pp. 568-577. DOI: 10.1597/15-036

Ishorst, N, Francheschelli, P, Böhmer, AC, Khan, MFJ, Heilmann-Heimbach, S, Fricker, N, Little, J, Steegers-Theunissen, RPM, Peterlin, B, Nowak, S, Martini, M, Kruse, T, Dunsche, A, Kreusch, T, Gölz, L, Aldhorae, K, Halboub, E, Reutter, H, Mossey, P, Nöthen, MM, Rubini, M, Ludwig, KU, Knapp, M & Mangold, E 2018, 'Nonsyndromic cleft palate: An association study at GWAS candidate loci in a multiethnic sample'. DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1213

Ludwig, KU, Böhmer, AC, Rubini, M, Mossey, PA, Herms, S, Nowak, S, Reutter, H, Alblas, MA, Lippke, B, Barth, S, Paredes-Zenteno, M, Muñoz-Jimenez, SG, Ortiz-Lopez, R, Kreusch, T, Hemprich, A, Martini, M, Braumann, B, Jäger, A, Pötzsch, B, Molloy, A, Peterlin, B, Hoffmann, P, Nöthen, MM, Rojas-Martinez, A, Knapp, M, Steegers-Theunissen, RP & Mangold, E 2014, 'Strong association of variants around FOXE1 and orofacial clefting' Journal of Dental Research, vol 93, no. 4, pp. 376-381. DOI: 10.1177/0022034514523987

Mossey, PA & Modell, B 2012, 'Epidemiology of oral clefts 2012: an international perspective.' Frontiers of Oral Biology, vol 16, pp. 1-18. DOI: 10.1159/000337464


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