Professor Nicola Ralph is a Consultant Dermatologist on the Specialist Register for Dermatology in Ireland. She is an honours graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. She commenced her training in Dermatology in the Mater Misericordiae University hospital where she developed a special interest in photodermatology. This led to her current undertaking of an MD, as principal investigator of a large European Multicentre study on photopatch testing (2015 to date). She was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Mater Misericordiae University hospital in 2014 and works as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Mater Private hospital and Blackrock Private Clinic. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at University College Dublin.
She has an interest in inflammatory dermatology (psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis), photodermatology, pregnancy related dermatoses and skin cancer including dermatological surgery. She has a regular systemic clinic for patients on systemic therapies for inflammatory dermatoses and reviews patients at the National Photobiology Unit, which is the only unit in the country who can perform phototesting on patients with potential Ultraviolet related dermatoses. She has published book chapters on photodermatology and numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
She is a member of numerous dermatological societies including the European Society of Photodermatology, European Association of Dermatology and Venerology, British Association of Dermatologists, Irish Association of Dermatologists and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.
She has a keen interest in both under graduate and post-graduate medical education and is actively involved in dermatology training of the North Inner City GP training scheme on a weekly basis, examining & coordinating the Dermatology diploma and highly involved in the development of a National Dermatology Teaching Program for primary care which was launched in the Autumn of 2018.