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About Nora Nugent


Ms Nora Nugent is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon. She is registered on the specialist register in plastic surgery with the General Medical Council (GMC No: 6116591) and the Irish Medical Council (IMC No: 23855).  Nora holds the FRCS (Plast) qualification as well as a certificate of completion of specialist training in plastic surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She has also obtained the European Diploma in Hand Surgery.


Nora graduated from medical school at University College Dublin and completed her basic surgical training and specialist training in plastic surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. To further develop her clinical expertise, she then undertook specialist fellowships in North America and Australia. Training in advanced burn critical care and burn surgery (acute and reconstructive) was undertaken during her fellowship at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston, Texas.  Prior to taking up her consultant post, Nora obtained additional subspecialty training in Australia completing a plastic surgery fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney which encompassed both reconstructive surgery (including microsurgery) and all areas of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery.  This was followed by a hand surgery fellowship with Victorian Hand Surgery Associates, Melbourne. On returning from Australia, she took up a consultant post with the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.


South Eastern Research Presentation Prize 2002 (Waterford Regional Hospital)
McArdle Prize in Surgery 2000 (St. Vincent’s University Hospital)
McGrath Prize in Pathology 1999 (St. Vincent’s University Hospital)
John McGrath Memorial Prize in Legal Medicine 1999 (University College Dublin)


MB BCh BAO (Hons) (UCD)

BMedSci (Hons) (UCD)


FRCSI (Plast)

European Diploma in Hand Surgery (FESSH/UEMS)

Medico-Legal Foundation Certificate (Cardiff University)


Ms Nugent was the Surgical Tutor for Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Deanery in Queen Victoria Hospital and the Programme Director for Core Surgical Trainees from 2013 to 2018.  She is a trained  Educational and Clinical Supervisor with KSS Deanery of plastic surgery trainees and is involved in teaching and clinical training of trainees.  She is regularly invited to lecture on plastic surgery topics.

Nora has published clinical studies in several national and international medical journals and has regularly presented her work to the plastic and hand surgery clinical society meetings. She has also co-authored a number of book chapters in her areas of clinical interest particularly burns.

Currently, she is working on topics for the online learning tool for plastic surgery e-LPRAS as well as a number of clinical projects. She is a research supervisor for medical students in Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Her areas of research interests include: techniques of burn depth assessment and burn scar modulation, assessment of outcomes after open tibial fractures, the use of ultrasound to assess flexor tendon repairs and long term evaluation of surgical approaches and comparison of implant types in PIP joint replacement


Nora Nugent maintains a broad range of clinical interests within plastic surgery and regularly attends conferences within the specialty to keep up to date with evolving techniques and new developments in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include burns and post burn reconstruction, breast surgery, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer and microsurgical reconstruction including after lower limb trauma. She is also a member of multidisciplinary clinical groups overseeing the management of burns, skin cancer and lower limb injuries.


British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – Council Member 

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons

British Burn Association

British Medical Association

Royal Society of Medicine – Council Member of Plastic Surgery Section & President for 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

General Medical Council – Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery

Irish Medical Council – Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery