Academic & Research Collaborative

On this page you will find information about the Mammary Fold Academic Committee

Paralleling the development of the ABS Academic & Research Committee, 2012 saw the development of the Mammary Fold Academic Collaborative (MFAC). Our aim was to develop a national research collaborative that may facilitate local trainee group projects, as well as design and conduct novel studies looking at current practice.

To find out more about becoming a member of the Academic collaborative please contact


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.

Incorporating academic & research activity into a consultant career

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.


Find out about the open studies being supported by MFAC here

Information is also available for studies, supported by MFAC, which are now closed.  Please click here

Setting up national collaboratives

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