Academic & Research Collaborative

The MFAC is a subcommittee of the Mammary Fold interested in research.

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If you are interested in being involved in the work of MFAC, please contact

You may also wish to visit the Research section of the ABS website for information about gaining research grants, ABS badged studies, funding and guidance.

Please follow the MFAC on Twitter @MFoldResearch  for research/study updates and opportunities to get involved.


The aims of the Mammary Fold Academic & Research Collaborative are:

  • To enhance care and outcome for patients with breast disease through promoting and supporting trainee-led audit and research
  • To develop a national collaborative to facilitate high quality trainee-led audit and research projects, as well as design and conduct novel studies

Click here to read the Mammary Fold Academic & Research Collaborative's full Terms of Reference.

MFAC Research Study Days

The iBRA NET & MFAC Research Meeting will take place on the 6th February 2023 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.  The meeting costs £25 to attend.  For more information and to register please click here 

Academic careers

Increasingly there is an expectation – quite rightly – that participation in clinical research should be an integral part of our practice as consultant breast surgeons. Clinical research allows us to create the evidence base we need to inform our clinical practice, while giving our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new treatments or technologies. 

Read more here.

Read here about Clinical Academic Career Opportunities.

Research Opportunities

Here you can find current and upcoming research opportunities.

Developing a national collaborative study

You can find information here about obtaining support from MFAC for developing national collaboratives.  Please click here


MFAC Publications

To find out more about publications from previous MFAC studies please click here