Miss Hignett graduated from The University of Birmingham Medical School in 2002 with hons and embarked upon her surgical career. The majority of her training was within the Mersey Region. Miss Hignett became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and awarded her Fellowship to the Royal College in 2013.
Within her training Miss Hignett was successful in becoming a National Training Interface Group (TIG) Oncoplastic Breast Fellow, involving focussed and dedicated training with both breast and plastics colleagues in West Yorkshire in performing cosmetic and oncoplastic breast techniques.
During this time, she also trained in Brussels with Professor Hamdi (Plastics Consultant) and attended international meetings in both Brussels and Paris. Miss Hignett is fully accredited having been awarded her CCT in general surgery in 2015 and is on the Specialist Register with the GMC with a declared interest in oncoplastic breast surgery.
Miss Hignett is actively involved in training, audit and research and has both presented and published work nationally and internationally. Miss Hignett is working toward a certificate in medical education for surgical training, is an instructor for the Advanced Trauma and Life Support Course and is a Clinical Supervisor for Trainee Doctors with an interest in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Miss Hignett is also an active member in guiding the North West Trainee Research Collaborative Group.
Miss Hignett has a dynamic interest in promoting and supporting the National TIG Oncoplastic Breast Fellowships in the selection and training of surgeons to perform oncoplastic breast procedures.