Professor Eleanor Higgins is a Consultant Dermatologist with special interests in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. Professor Eleanor Higgins graduated with honours from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2006, first in her class in medicine and was awarded Gold Medals in Medicine, Ophthalmology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
She undertook specialist training in Dermatology in Ireland and was awarded the O’Loughlin Gold Medal in Dermatology for first place in the National Dermatology Trainee exam. She then completed a senior clinical fellowship Medical Dermatology and Therapeutics at the world-renowned St. John’s
Institute of Dermatology, London. She was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist at St. John’s in 2015, then returned to Ireland in 2019. She now works as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Blackrock Clinic and the Institute of Dermatologists. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at
University College Dublin.
Professor Higgins offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, treatments for photo-aging, acne scarring, and restoration of volume loss. Her cosmetic practice has a strong focus on rejuvenation and promotion of skin health, with subtle and natural appearing results.
Her clinical interests / expertise in medical dermatology include acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis.
Professor Higgins has a special interest in medical education, and has completed a Master’s of Science in Medical Education from Queens University Belfast. During her time as a consultant at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, she was lead for Postgraduate Education in Dermatology. As Director of the DermAcademy, she delivered multiple successful educational courses to GPs, Dermatologists and Nurses across all aspects of Dermatology.
She was also course leader of the MSc in Clinical Dermatology at King’s College London. She is regularly invited to speak at both Dermatology and GP conferences in Ireland and internationally, and has published book chapters and scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the British Association of
Dermatologists, the British Society of Medical Dermatology and the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.