Matt Fell BSc, MBChB, MRCS Honorary Research Fellow

NHS Plastic Surgery Registrar

I have been dedicated to a career in cleft lip and palate surgery for many years and have focused my efforts both clinically and academically towards gaining experience in this field. I studied undergraduate medicine and surgery at the University of Manchester and qualified as a junior doctor in 2011. I started a 6-year training programme in Plastic Surgery in the South West of England in 2016. I have a passion for global reconstructive surgery and work with a number of chartable organisations related to this area.

Current Research

The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) has awarded a grant to enable me to undertake a year in research at the North Bristol NHS Trust and with the Cleft Collective. I will investigate the causal link between maternal cigarette smoking and orofacial cleft using a triangulation approach. The methodologies I will use include systematic review and meta-analysis, natural experiment and a Mendelian Randomisation study. This project will contribute to our growing knowledge about the role of environmental factors in the cause of cleft lip and palate.

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