Higgins, Eleanor – consultant dermatologist


Consultant profiles

Eleanor Higgins, locum consultant dermatologist


Medical secretary (psoriasis) - Shanti Martin
Tel: 020 7188 6417

Patient pathway assistant (eczema) – Aisha Nakasi
Tel: 020 7188 0844

Area of expertise: medical dermatology 

  • Biography

    Eleanor graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2006. During her clinical dermatology training, she completed a Masters degree in Medical Education

    She moved to St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2014 to undertake a senior clinical fellowship in medical dermatology.

    On completion of her fellowship in 2015, she commenced as a consultant dermatologist (locum) in the medical (eczema, psoriasis, Immunobullous) and general dermatology services.

    In 2016, she was appointed as a consultant in medical dermatology (eczema, psoriasis , photobiology) and general dermatology with a special interest in medical education.

    She is director of the St. John’s Derm Academy, and educational director of the Masters In Clinical Dermatology (Kings College London)

  • Education and training

    • MSc medical education (distinction), Queens University Belfast, 2010
    • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, 2008
    • MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), National University of Ireland 2006.
  • Specialist interests

    • Medical dermatology (eczema, psoriasis and immunobullous disease
    • General dermatology
    • Therapeutics and clinical trials.
  • Research interests

    • Medical Dermatology - Eczema, Psoriasis
    • Therapeutics – systemic and biologic therapies
    • Medical Education
  • Awards

    Undergraduate Awards

    Awarded Gold Medals for first place in final year medical class in subjects of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Ophthalmology (National University of Ireland 2006)

    Post Graduate Awards

    • Sean O'Malley Gold Medals in Dermatology 2013, 2014- Awarded for first place in Irish Specialist Trainee Annual Examinations
    • Fellowship to attend European Association of Dermatology and Venerology - Michael Hornstein Memorial Scholarship 2014
    • Fellowship to attend the American Academy of Dermatology meeting as international trainee 2015
    • Travel Fellowship Irish Association of Dermatologists 2014
    • British Society for Medical Dermatology – First prize best oral presentation 2015