Mark Gormley is a Wellcome Trust doctoral fellow and Consultant Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Bristol. He received his dental degree with honours from the University of Dundee and following this, completed longitudinal foundation and dental core training posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, prior to undertaking Oral Surgery specialty training via an NIHR academic clinical fellowship. Dr Gormley has completed both a Masters in Genomic Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Medical Education, which lead to fellowship of the higher education academy. He has sat on the British Association of Oral Surgeons council and is currently a Dental Specialty Ambassador for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a committee member for the Academy of Medical Sciences INSPIRE programme. He has been awarded research grants from the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England and UK Research and Innovation. Dr Gormley’s research interest is in genetic epidemiology, however more recently he has been working with the Bristol Aerosol Research Centre on characterising aerosol generated during medical and dental procedures, as part of the AERosolisation And Transmission Of SARS-CoV-2 in Healthcare Settings (AERATOR) study.