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Consultant Details

Ralph, Prof. Nicola

Practice: Suite 35, Blackrock Clinic

Secretary: Danielle / Alejandra
Clinic Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday all day
Telephone: 01 912 3032
Fax: 01 901 2088
Email: nralphoffice@instituteofdermatologists.ie

Special Interests

Inflammatory dermatoses including psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, skin cancer and genital dermatology.

Professional Profile

Professor Ralph graduated with an honours degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 2004. She commenced Dermatology training in 2007, obtaining a position on the highly competitive, higher specialist training programme on her first attempt in 2009. She completed 5 years of dermatology training in Ireland, developing a special interest in photodermatology/ photobiology.

She was appointed as a consultant dermatologist in 2014 at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital which is the tertiary referral, National photobiology unit for Ireland.

She undertook research in the area of photodermatology including a current MD.

Outside of clinical work, Prof. Ralph is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for UCD and ICGP.

Research Interests

Photobiology and phototesting.

Current Membership


British Association of Dermatologists

Irish Association of Dermatologists

European Association of Dermatology and Venerology

American Association of Dermatologists

Personal Profile

Nicola keeps fit by a daily swim of 2Km and a run of 7-8Km 3 times a week. She also enjoys pilates and dance and spending time painting with her little girl.

Appointment Requirements:

Referral letter from GP and if a previous skin biopsy has been performed elsewhere, a copy of the histology.