Miss Rachael Harrison
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Specialist interests: Burns surgery, hand surgery and lower limb trauma and reconstruction.
Miss Rachael Harrison was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at QVH in September 2022, initially as a locum before being appointed substantively.
Miss Harrison graduated in Medicine from Imperial College London with a 1st Class honours in Surgery and Anaesthesia, following which she trained throughout London and completed higher Plastic surgery training in Yorkshire and Humberside.
Miss Harrison has completed both a Hand and Wrist fellowship at Frimley Health NHS Trust and an Extremity microsurgical fellowship at Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust. This gained her expertise in trauma, reconstruction and planned procedures for the upper and lower limb. She is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is on the GMC specialist register.
Miss Harrison was awarded the Blond McIndoe Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for her research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London for her work into gliding tissue interfaces to improve outcomes following hand surgery. Miss Harrison has an interest in translational research and has been involved in many large studies run by the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN). She looks to improve links between basic science research and clinical practice to ultimately optimise outcomes for patients.