The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons / Saving Faces – Facial Surgery Research Foundation Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from BAOMS members/Fellows in Training for a research fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). The fellowship will cover the salary and on-costs of a clinical researcher up to £43,000 plus a small research support grant of up to £3,000.

The applicant should hold dual medical and dental qualifications and ideally have a National Training Number in OMFS.

Applicants will have a strong publication record. Applications are considered on the basis of the applicant’s academic achievements and potential, the scientific merit of the research proposal, and the research environment provided by the sponsoring department.

Deadline for receipt of all forms is 12 noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

Please note that shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview during the morning of 23 March 2017 at the BAOMS Endowments Sub Committee meeting so please keep this date free if possible.

Fran Ridout

Clinical Research Manager & HANA Project Manager

Ms Ridout’s background is in psychology but she has worked in various fields including teaching, Information Technology, psychometric test development and validation, psychopharmacology and surgical trials. She was a member of the PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) from 2001 until 2003. Her publications cover a range of psychotropic substances as well as health education. She has presented at many conferences both in the UK and overseas. She now assists in the management and running of the National Head and Neck Cancer Audit (HANA), which aims to collect data on all head and neck cancer patients in England and Wales.

Martyn Cobourne

Mr Cobourne undertook specialty training in orthodontics at King’s College Hospital, obtaining his Membership in Orthodontics in 1997. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute in 2004 and promoted to Professor of Orthodontics in 2011. He is the author of two successful orthodontic textbooks and is currently Director of Research at the British Orthodontic Society and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthodontics.


Title  Can genomics predict dysphagia after head and neck radiotherapy?
Acronym GRAD
Study Type Retrospective Case-Control Study
Status Closed to recruitment, in follow-up
Funding  The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The John Anderson Cancer Research Trust
Ethics NRES Committee South East Coast – Surrey, Reference: 14/LO/0429

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