Our Specialist Nurses

Our Specialist Nurses

Claire Corcoran, RN, Nurse Manager

Claire completed her general nursing training in UCC in Cork University Hospital in 2017. Having always had a keen interest in skin care and Dermatology, Claire went on to study advanced aesthetic training. Claire has completed a Diploma in Dermatology with the Royal College of Physicians in 2023. 

Claire is the Nurse Manager here at the Institute and over sees all training and education with staff. She is an advocate for skin health and skin education. She believes in promoting a scientifically-proven and efficient skin regime specific and individual to each person. Claire's real interest is in Lasers, especially C02 as this allows people to gain back their confidence and is very rewarding. 

Sharon Edwards, RN

After completion of her nursing training at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sharon started her career in Plastic Surgery in 1991. She has vast experience in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and worked as the Clinical Nurse Manager in Aesthetic Surgery Ireland for 11 years.

Sharon’s ethos is to provide each patient with respect and empathy, in a warm and professional manner.

Arlene McEvoy, RN

Arlene is one of the most experienced and skilled Laser Nurse Specialists in the country and has been a dedicated Laser Nurse Specialist since 2002. She originally trained in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital before pursuing a career in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery nursing. 

With comprehensive experience across all spheres of dermatology, Arlene is an excellent nurse advisor to our patients with regards to the entire repertoire of aesthetic and skin care treatments. 

Nicola Koik, CNS

Nicola is one of the few fully trained Clinical Nurse Specialists in Dermatology in Ireland. After completion of her nursing training at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin, and a BSc in Nursing in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Nicola started her career in Dermatology at St Vincents University Hospital in 2003.

She completed Dermatology Level 9 in the University of Stirling in Scotland in 2007 and was made a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Dermatology in St Vincents University Hospital in 2008. She is an expert in the management of complex chronic skin conditions, skin cancer treatment and monitoring, wound care, topical treatments and patient education. Nicola has also played a major role in the teaching and education of Dermatology nurses, ward staff, GPs, and medical students.

Joann Fowley, RN

Joann completed a Bachelor of nursing science at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2012. Since qualification she has gained over ten years’ experience in acute hospital settings between Ireland and Australia.Throughout her career she has always had a keen interest in dermatology and wound healing, completing further education in tissue viability and wound management, before completing her advanced aesthetics training at Aesthetic Training Academy Ireland and the Institute of Dermatologists.

She has a particular interest in laser and light treatments for rosacea and acne scarring. Joann is passionate about delivering patient-centered care for all of her patients. She is a very calm, caring and empathetic nurse.