Posted on 6 October 2021
Prof Fay Bound Alberti, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories and PI of the AboutFace Project, has published an article in the British Journal of Surgery. The article, 'Central importance of emotional and quality-of-life outcomes in the public’s perception of face transplantation,' was co-published with Dr Victoria Hoyle, based in the Department of History, and Dr Declan Murphy and Dr Dan Saleh (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). The article presents new research on the public perception of face transplantation, including when it is appropriate, what information is required to feel adequately informed, and which factors influence a person’s willingness to donate their face. This research is crucial to increasing efforts to understand the psychological and quality-of-life impacts of face transplantation, which are less developed than technical and quantitative assessments.