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About Nora Nugent


Ms Nora Nugent is a fully accredited plastic 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.


  • Clinical Excellence Awards 2015 & 2016 (Queen Victoria Hospital)
  • 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)
  • Certification in all areas of Cosmetic Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons in England)


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 for plastic surgery trainees and is involved in teaching and clinical training of plastic surgery trainees.

Nora is regularly invited to lecture at national and international plastic surgery conferences on her areas of expertise. She is a Contributing Editor for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, an International Editorial Board Member for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and reviews journal articles for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Burns and the Journal of Burn Care and Research amongst others.

Nora has published clinical studies in several national and international medical journals and has presented her work to plastic surgery professional meetings. She has co-authored a number of book chapters in her areas of clinical specialisation. She has published plastic surgery topics for the online learning tool e-LPRAS. She is a research supervisor for medical students in Brighton and Sussex Medical School.


Nora Nugent has a specialist interest in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery of the face, breast and body as well as expertise in aesthetic medical treatments. She is also a member of multidisciplinary clinical groups overseeing the management of burns and skin cancer and is currently Chair of the London & South East Burn Network ODN.


  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – Council Member 2018 – current
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • BAAPS Support – Chair 2020 – current
  • European Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Societies – Board Member 2019 – current & Chair, Membership Committee 2019-current
  • The Aesthetic Society
  • The Rhinoplasty Society of Europe
  • Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • British Burn Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine – Council Member of Plastic Surgery Section 2012 – 2020 & Past President (2016 – 2017)
  • General Medical Council – Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery
  • Irish Medical Council – Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery


  • Contributing Editor (Body Contouring Section) Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum
  • Member of International Editorial Board Aesthetic Surgery Journal