Dr Gemma McCorkell

Honorary Clinical Fellow

Dr Gemma McCorkell

Anatomy Research Fellow

  • Anatomy
  • Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Doorway 3
Medical School
Teviot Place

Post Code

Gemma initially was awarded a BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 before going on to pursue a career in Medicine at the University of St. Andrews and University of Manchester in 2016.  She completed her core surgical training in London prior to pursuing a career in ENT in Northern Ireland.  Gemma was elected on the executive council for the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) as Associate Honorary Secretary and an ASiT regional representative in East Scotland for surgical trainees from 2017-2020. Gemma also worked as a full time Anatomy teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 2018 to 2019 and has continued as an honorary Anatomy Research Fellow since.

Gemma has a deep interest in teaching, having previously assisted with medical examinations at the University of Dundee and University of Edinburgh. She has also led a Plastic Surgery Course for Junior doctors through ASiT. During her time spent at the University of Edinburgh she has enjoyed delivering lectures and helping in practical session to a wide range of medical and biology students.

She also has a keen interest in an array of outdoor sports including surfing, skiing, and tennis as well as enjoying many artistic hobbies.

Teaching overview

Gemma delivers practical sessions across a wide range of anatomical subjects to medical, biomedical science and anatomy students. In addition to this she has a focus on clinically-orientated anatomy teaching to draw from her experiences and contextualise learning for students.

Published/ Presented Work

Collaborator Author: Project steering group, ASiT/BOTA Lost Tribe Study Group, (In press)  Early years postgraduate surgical training programmes in the UK are failing to meet national quality standards: An analysis from the ASiT/BOTA Lost Tribe prospective cohort study of 2,569 surgical trainees: International Journal of Surgery, (17)31327-4  PMID:  29037970

Hogg, G., Steven, R., Spielmann, P. (2018) Benign Pleormorphic Adenoma in the facial nerve, Ear Nose and Throat Journal (in PRESS).

Hogg,G. McMullan, AEL, Spielmann, P. and Jones S (2018) Early Outcomes with Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty in a UK population BACO International Conference, Middle ear surgery symposium Manchester, oral presentation.

Hogg, G. Duncan, K., McMullan, AEL and Spielmann, P (2018) Comparison of management options for Single Sided Deafness, BACO International Conference, BSA Symposium: The Complex patient and you, oral presentation.  

Hogg. G., Goswamy, J. Khwaja, S, and Khwaja K.  (2017) Laryngeal Trauma following an inhalation injury: A review and case report; Journal of Voice, 31: (3):  PMID: 27884557

Hogg. G. Hasan, R. and Kata, G. Flexible Ureteroscopy in the treatment of renal calculi =. Has practice evolved in 2016 compared to 2013? Scottish Urological Society Annual Conference (2017).

Critical Limb Ischaemia following hypercholesterolaemia: A case report, Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk section Presidents Prize, RSM, London. (2016)