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Opportunities and challenges in establishing a cohort study: An example from cleft lip/palate research in the United Kingdom (2016)
Journal Article
Ho, K. M., Stock, N. M., Humphries, K., St. Pourcain, B., Bailey, M., Persson, M., …Sandy, J. (2016). Opportunities and challenges in establishing a cohort study: An example from cleft lip/palate research in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 53(3), 317-325. https://doi.org/10.1597/14-306

© Copyright 2016 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Background: Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is one of the most common birth conditions in the world, but little is known about its causes. Professional opinion remains divided as to whic... Read More about Opportunities and challenges in establishing a cohort study: An example from cleft lip/palate research in the United Kingdom.

Cleft Care UK study. Part 5: Child psychosocial outcomes and satisfaction with cleft services (2015)
Journal Article
Waylen, A., Ness, A. R., Wills, A. K., Persson, M., Rumsey, N., & Sandy, J. R. (2015). Cleft Care UK study. Part 5: Child psychosocial outcomes and satisfaction with cleft services. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 18(S2), 47-55. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12113

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objectives: To describe the impact of cleft service centralization on parental perceptions of child outcomes and satisfaction with care from the Cleft Care UK (CCUK) study and compare them to the Clinical Standards Adv... Read More about Cleft Care UK study. Part 5: Child psychosocial outcomes and satisfaction with cleft services.

Functional outcomes in the Cleft Care UK study - Part 3: Oral health and audiology (2015)
Journal Article
Persson, M., Smallridge, J., Hall, A. J., Chorbachi, R., Parfect, V., Persson, M., …Sandy, J. R. (2015). Functional outcomes in the Cleft Care UK study - Part 3: Oral health and audiology. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 18(S2), 25-35. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12110

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objectives: To compare oral health and hearing outcomes from the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG, 1998) and the Cleft Care UK (CCUK, 2013) studies. Setting and sample population: Two UK-based cross-sectional st... Read More about Functional outcomes in the Cleft Care UK study - Part 3: Oral health and audiology.

A cross-sectional survey of 5-year-old children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate: The Cleft Care UK study. Part 1: Background and methodology (2015)
Journal Article
Persson, M., Persson, M., Sandy, J. R., Waylen, A., Wills, A. K., Al-Ghatam, R., …Ness, A. R. (2015). A cross-sectional survey of 5-year-old children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate: The Cleft Care UK study. Part 1: Background and methodology. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 18(S2), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12104

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objectives: We describe the methodology for a major study investigating the impact of reconfigured cleft care in the United Kingdom (UK) 15 years after an initial survey, detailed in the Clinical Standards Advisory Gro... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of 5-year-old children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate: The Cleft Care UK study. Part 1: Background and methodology.

Centralization of cleft care in the UK. Part 6: A tale of two studies (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, T. E., Ness, A. R., Wills, A. K., Waylen, A., Al-Ghatam, R., Jones, T. E. M., …Sandy, J. R. (2015). Centralization of cleft care in the UK. Part 6: A tale of two studies. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 18(S2), 56-62. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12111

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objectives: We summarize and critique the methodology and outcomes from a substantial study which has investigated the impact of reconfigured cleft care in the United Kingdom (UK) 15 years after the UK government start... Read More about Centralization of cleft care in the UK. Part 6: A tale of two studies.

Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey (2014)
Journal Article
Waylen, A. E., Kilpatrick, N., Ness, A. R., Scott, J. K., Leary, S. D., Ness, A., …Waylen, A. (2014). Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 51(5), e102-e109. https://doi.org/10.1597/13-110

© 2014 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objective: To examine current provision of cleft lip and/or palate services in the U.K. and compliance with recommendations made by the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) in 1998.Design: Cr... Read More about Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey.

Educational achievements in Pierre Robin Sequence (2013)
Journal Article
Kilpatrick, N., Persson, M., Sandy, J., Kilpatrick, N., Becker, M., & Svensson, H. (2013). Educational achievements in Pierre Robin Sequence. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, 47(1), 36-39. https://doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2012.729216

The aim of this retrospective population-based study was to determine if there is any significant difference in academic achievement between students with a Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) compared with the general population of Swedish students at the t... Read More about Educational achievements in Pierre Robin Sequence.

An Evaluation of Current Services Available for People Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer in the UK (2009-2010) (2012)
Journal Article
Thomas, S., Persson, M., Ness, A., Hughes, C., Jeffreys, M., Hughes, C., …Thomas, S. (2012). An Evaluation of Current Services Available for People Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer in the UK (2009-2010). Clinical Oncology, 24(10), 187-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2012.07.005

Aims: To evaluate current care and service provision for people with head and neck cancer in the UK. Materials and Methods: Self-report questionnaires for cancer networks, clinical leads of oncology units and leads for multidisciplinary teams (MDTs)... Read More about An Evaluation of Current Services Available for People Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer in the UK (2009-2010).

Using service rationalisation to build a research network: Lessons from the centralisation of UK services for children with cleft lip and palate (2012)
Journal Article
Ness, A., Ireland, T., Kilpatrick, N., Waylen, A., Persson, M., Sandy, J., …Ness, A. (2012). Using service rationalisation to build a research network: Lessons from the centralisation of UK services for children with cleft lip and palate. British Dental Journal, 212(11), 553-555. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.470

In the UK around a thousand children are born annually with a cleft lip and/or palate that requires treatment. In the last decade services have been centralised in the UK reducing the 57 centres operating on these children in 1998, down to 11 centres... Read More about Using service rationalisation to build a research network: Lessons from the centralisation of UK services for children with cleft lip and palate.

Academic achievement in individuals with cleft: A population-based register study (2012)
Journal Article
Persson, M., Becker, M., & Svensson, H. (2012). Academic achievement in individuals with cleft: A population-based register study. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 49(2), 153-159. https://doi.org/10.1597/09-047

Objective: The focus of this study was to determine whether there were any significant differences in academic achievement between students with a cleft and the general population of Swedish students at the typical time of graduation from compulsory... Read More about Academic achievement in individuals with cleft: A population-based register study.

I don’t like the way I look (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N., & Persson, M. (2011, October). I don’t like the way I look. Presented at Invited talk

General intellectual capacity of young men with cleft lip with or without cleft palate and cleft palate alone (2008)
Journal Article
Persson, M., Becker, M., & Svensson, H. (2008). General intellectual capacity of young men with cleft lip with or without cleft palate and cleft palate alone. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, 42(1), 14-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02844310701694472

We report on the general intellectual capacity of men around 17-19 years of age and with cleft lip either with or without cleft palate (CLP) or cleft palate alone. Data were obtained from the Swedish National Service enrolment register for the years... Read More about General intellectual capacity of young men with cleft lip with or without cleft palate and cleft palate alone.