Our Team

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Dr Tristan Mehta

Founder & CEO

Tristan founded Harley Academy to combat the established lack of standardised medical training provided within the speciality, and works as a cosmetic physician and lead trainer at Harley Academy. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine, and created the nationally recognised Ofqual-regulated Level 7 qualification in Injectables.

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Dr Raul Cetto

Medical Advisor

An International Key Opinion Leader for Teoxane, Honorary Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London, Dr Cetto trained in aesthetics with Dr Obagi and practises at Clinic 1.6 in London. He also holds a diploma in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. 

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Dr Emily MacGregor

Clinical Director

An aesthetic practitioner with a background in emergency and intensive care medicine, Dr MacGregor authors and improves our academic content. She has  a psychology degree and a medical one and is interested in the Psychology of Appearance and how this applies to the cosmetic industry.

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Dr Jennifer Doyle

Foundation Day Trainer

Dr Doyle graduated with Distinction in Medicine from Oxford University. She co-founded Oxford Aesthetics, practising injectables and skin rejuvenation alongside working as an Ophthalmology registrar. Particular strengths are facial anatomy and managing ocular complications.

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Natalie Haswell

Foundation Day Trainer

Natalie is former NHS Practice Matron, nurse prescriber, and aesthetics practitioner, with over 13 years’ NHS nursing experience. She studied the Level 7 in Injectables in 2017, and now runs her own thriving business, Haswell Aesthetics, across Essex, UK.

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Dr Marcus Mehta

Head of Community

Dr Mehta is a medical doctor and aesthetic practitioner with a postgraduate diploma in clinical dermatology. He is Harley Academy medical lead on Skin Rejuvenation courses, and offers advice, guidance and support to our community of Level 7 students and graduates.

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Dr Kalpna Pindolia

Clinical Education Lead

An aesthetic doctor, trainer, assessor and GMC appraiser, Dr Pindolia is dedicated to a holistic approach to the individual from both medical and psychological perspectives. With a true passion for empowered education in the aesthetics sector, she is dedicated to the experience and success of our student community.

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Helen Campbell

Clinical Mentor

Helen is a registered nurse prescriber with over ten years’ experience as an aesthetic injector. Her aesthetics business – Retox Aesthetics – completes over 2,000 treatments yearly. She specialises in dermal fillers and botulinum toxins, and other many aesthetic procedures.

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Dr Pratish Dholakia

Clinical Mentor

Dr Dholakia is a highly experienced injector, having been in practice since 2003, as well as a cosmetic dentist. He’s also an accomplished educator, having taught undergraduates, nurses, House Officers and Senior House Officers at King’s College Hospital.

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Dr Yalda Jamali

Clinical Educational Fellow & Mentor

Dr Jamali combines working with our Courses team to develop teaching content with serving as a lead clinical mentor, notable for her upbeat teaching style. Her successful aesthetics clinic in Nottingham reveals her artistic eye for facial aesthetics.

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Natalia Ostrowska, RGN, NIP

Clinical Mentor

Once a star student at Harley Academy, Natalia is now a prescriber and practitioner in botulinum toxins, soft tissue fillers, PRP, PDO threads and skin rejuvenation techniques. She combines a holistic approach to patients with precise clinical focus.

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Dr Nishel Patel

Clinical Mentor

Dr Patel qualified from UCL before working as a GP. Today, he uses subtle rejuvenation with strategically placed injectable therapy to create a fresh look for older clients. He was one of the first to obtain level 7 qualification and also holds a level 3 teaching qualification.

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Dr Sundeep Dhesi

Clinical Mentor

Dr Dhesi is Clinical Director of Rutland Aesthetics as well as a GP and Regimental Medical Officer, qualified in Medicine and General Practice and registered with the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group. His focus includes rejuvenation beyond facial areas.

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Gosia Liszewska

Cosmetic Dermatology Trainer

Gosia holds a Master’s in Cosmetology and has been practising aesthetics since 2013. She has extensive experience in working with a variety of skin treatments including skin peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, radiofrequency, ultrasounds, IPL and lasers.

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Maja Swierczynska

Cosmetic Dermatology Trainer

Maja holds a Masters in Cosmetology and Cosmetic Science and teaches bespoke treatments and skincare plans. Her eight years experience in microneedling, advanced skin peels, ultrasounds, radiofrequency, IPL and lasers contributes to Harley Academy rejuvenation training.

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Mihai Chiriac

Foundation Day Trainer

Mihai is currently a part time emergency nurse practitioner for Imperial NHS Trust, a Foundation Day trainer with Harley Academy, and runs his own aesthetics clinic. He has a Masters in minor injuries assessment and treatment, minor illness assessment and treatment, and prescribing.

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Dr Amanda Penny

Clinical Mentor

An experienced anaesthetist and entrepreneur, Dr Penny is a member of both the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners. Her teaching combines high standards of cosmetic care with an entrepreneurial approach.

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Murshid Salman

Foundation Day Trainer

Murshid Salman is a dentist trained in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He began training in injectables in 2008, and was one of the first to study the Level 7 in Injectables, on which he now teaches. He is founder and director of Fine Art Aesthetics.

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Dr Catharine Denning

Clinical Mentor

Catharine is a medical doctor specialising in medical aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology. She has a background in pharmacology research and has brought a surgical focus to training in London NHS Trusts. She specialises in skin rejuvenation treatments.

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Dr Joanna Hackney 

Clinical Mentor

With a background in anaesthetics, Dr Hackney is an experienced aesthetic practitioner who combines practical skill with her artistic eye to provide holistic training for students. She is passionate about laying fundamental concepts of patient safety whilst teaching aesthetic medicine from a scientific perspective.

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Dr Tristan Mehta

Founder & CEO

Tristan founded Harley Academy to combat the established lack of standardised medical training provided within the speciality, and works as a cosmetic physician and lead trainer at Harley Academy. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine, and created the nationally recognised Ofqual-regulated Level 7 qualification in Injectables


Alex Godsell

Chief Operating Officer

Alex manages the delivery of Harley Academy’s offerings across all departments. He has a background in economics, finance and investment banking, and has worked for companies that specialise in workforce education and technology-led transformation.

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Tim Cooper

Managing Director

Managing Director of Harley Academy, the leading pioneer in aesthetic training and managing all business operations. Prior to Harley Academy, Tim spent the past 16 years in edtech and publishing where he previously worked for Macat, HarperCollins and Harlequin.

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Deneal Basi

Head of Student Recruitment

Deneal has over 15 years experience in sales and student recruitment within the private education sector. He oversees our student recruitment team, ensuring that all prospective students receive the highest levels of customer service from enquiry to enrolment.

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Charlie Cunningham

Training Manager

After studying ancient history Charlie gained experience in logistics and management. He now oversees the expansion of Harley Academy’s mentoring programme and the growth of our clinical network, and supports Harley Academy mentors across the UK.

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Kim Darragon

Head of Marketing

Kim has a Master’s in Management, International Marketing and Communication and 9 years experience in marketing strategy and event management. She heads up our marketing functions with a focus on strengthening our community of Level 7 students both online and off and all marketing activities for GILD Clinic.

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Benedict Spring

Assessments Manager

Ben is a classics graduate with project management and multimedia production experience in education and other fields. He ensures students can complete the rigorous assessments required for our qualifications, and coordinates learning material distribution.

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Gabrielle Thuesday

Student Support & Events

Gaby is a PR and advertising graduate with a background in customer relations for multinational organisations. Alongside ensuring the smooth running of training events Gabrielle is studying for CIPD Associates status in learning and development.

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Sophie Tunstall

Patient Coordinator

Sophie is a Level 3 qualified beauty therapist turned customer champion. Her clinical front-of-house experience equips her excellently to support both our patients and professional beauty clients.

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Julius Umali

Head of Learning Design, Education

Julius is a highly experienced designer and developer with over ten years specialism in e-learning design. He creates our interactive online training courses for medical professionals and is passionate about the design, build and delivery of meaningful digital learning content.

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Parveen Downer

Head of Courses

Parveen has a background in Life Sciences and Anthropology, with experience in strategising operations and logistics in medical education. She oversees Harley Academy’s quality assurance, training events and operations, with a focus on the student journey.

Prof Nichola Rumsey

Centre for Appearance Research

Professor Rumsey founded the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of West England in 1992. She is now Professor and Co-Director of the centre and publishes widely on topics in the psychosociology of human appearance.