Dr Gemma Harrop

Dr Gemma Harrop
Dr Gemma Harrop
Dr Gemma Harrop


Honorary Clinical Lecturer


In 2018, Dr Harrop began her dermatology registrar training with NHS Grampian which involved and initial first year at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee whereby Dr Harrop gained experience in hair clinics, photobiology and laser medicine. The rest of her registrar training has been in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with greater experience in skin cancer clinics and general dermatology and will become a Consultant dermatologist in September 2024.

Dr Harrop started at NHS Grampian as a foundation year doctor and was an academic core medical trainee. She has worked in most departments in the hospital.

Dr Harrop has a wide range of publications in dermatology and has presented both nationally and internationally at a number of dermatology conferences and has been awarded the La Roche Posay photo-dermatology group fellowship award. 

Dr Harrop has been actively involved in medical and dental education both with The University of Dundee, University of Aberdeen and University of Medicine, Mandalay and holds a PGCert in Medical Education and is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and an Honorary University of Aberdeen staff member. She is currently engaged with research projects within the University of Aberdeen, and holds a PGCert in Research Methods for Health and has acted as mentor in the past and OSCE examiner. Dr Harrop is also a professional exam item writer, writing dermatology exam questions with Pearson Vue for medical entrance exams.


  • MBChB Medicine and Dentistry 
    2014 - University of Dundee 
  • BSc (honours) Sports Biomedicine 
    2009 - University of Dundee 
  • PGCert Research Methods for Health 
    2016 - University of Aberdeen 
  • PGCert Medical Education 
    2024 - University of Medicine, Mandalay 

External Memberships

British Association of Dermatology

Scottish Dermatological Society

British Hair and nail society

British Cosmetics Dermatology group

Academy of Medical Educators

Prizes and Awards

La Roche Posay British Photodermatology group fellowship prize 2016

SDS Best presentation 2018

BAD Best case report poster July 2019