OUR TEAM

ACADEMIC FACULTY
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Dr Emily MacGregor
Curriculum Development Lead

An aesthetic practitioner and teacher with a background of emergency and intensive care medicine. Emily works full time, authoring and refining our academic content, and has experience and a keen interest in education. She completed a psychology degree alongside her medical degree and is interested in the field of the Psychology of Appearance and how this applies to patient care in the cosmetic industry.

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Dr Raul Cetto, MBBS, PhD
Senior Clinical Lecturer

An Honorary Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London, Dr Cetto has trained in aesthetics with Dr Obagi and practises his principles of skin health and restoration at Clinic 1.6 in London. Dr Cetto is an Associate Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, and also holds a diploma in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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Dr Vikram Swaminathan
Clinical Director & Senior Lecturer

An aesthetic doctor, teacher, and non­surgical lead at Pall Mall Medical. In addition to teaching at Harley Academy, Vikram holds numerous positions including Academic Lead at the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Aesthetics subspecialty Faculty Member at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Honorary Teacher at the University of Liverpool’s School of Medicine.

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Dr Christine Cowpland
Mentor

Founder of CMedical Aesthetic Clinic in Bristol, and aesthetic practitioner at W1 Wellness Clinic in London. Dr Cowpland has enjoyed international experience working as both a doctor and an academic and held posts at the University of Western Australia, as well as various A&E departments, before settling on a career in aesthetic medicine. She remains at the forefront of her field, and active in research.


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Dr Paul Charlson
Mentor

President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) Dr Paul Charlson has over 14 years experience in delivering ‘botox and filler’ procedures. Paul is a GP, dermatologist, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and is regularly published in industry journals and magazines.

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Ruth Breeden, RGN, NIP
Mentor

Independent prescriber Ruth Breeden started as a cosmetic nurse at Sk:n clinics over a decade ago. She now a prolific national trainer with Mapperley Park Academy, and trains doctors, dentists and nurses in botulinum toxins, dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation treatments.

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Helen Allen, RHN, NIP
Mentor

After 5 years as an ENT nurse in the NHS, became Director of Pure Aesthetics in 2002. Helen is a prescriber and full-time Advanced Medical Practitioner, with 15 years of experience in a wide range of aesthetic medical treatments.

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Tracy Butler, RGN, NIP
Mentor

Tracy Butler is an independent nurse prescriber with over 14 years experience in aesthetics. As a trainer with Mapperley Park Academy, Tracy is one of the UK’s leading aesthetic nurses and has had her work published in the widely regarded Journal of Aesthetics. Tracy supervises Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments at Sk:n Birmingham.

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Dr Leah Totton
Mentor

The nationally renowned founder of Dr Leah Clinics, and winner of 2013’s The Apprentice, Dr Totton is an experienced aesthetic practitioner and business manager. She strongly shares Harley Academy’s aspirations to raise standards in our industry, and represents the forefront of responsible aesthetic medicine.

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Dr Robin Stones
Mentor

Medical Director at Courthouse Clinics, Dr Stones has been working in aesthetic medicine for 17 years. Alongside his role at Courthouse, he holds dermatology posts in the NHS,  tutors on the UCLan Master’s degree course in Facial Aesthetics, and has presented widely at conferences in the past.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT
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Dr Tristan Mehta
Founder & Managing Director

A medical doctor and entrepreneur supported by Virgin. Tristan founded Harley Academy to combat the appreciable lack of rigorous medical training currently provided in the specialty. He is currently completing postgraduate studies in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Manchester.

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Dr Kam Singh
Educational Director

A GP for 22 years, Kam has a specialist interest in cosmetic dermatology and is also medical director of Beau Aesthetica clinic. He advises on the Health Education England Expert Reference Group and represents education as a committee member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.

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Dr Nic Blackwell, PhD
Director of Interactive Learning

CEO of OCB Media, the NHS’s online learning provider. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leicester, Visiting Associate Professor at Tokyo Medical University, and Honorary Research Associate at University College London.

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Dr Niro Sivathasan, BSc, MBBS, GradDipAesthMed, PGCertBA, MRCS
International Director
A Sydney-based aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Niro has spoken at conferences around the world, and has a solid track record in medical academia. He has authored dozens of publications, while being a reviewer for various medical journals, as well as a former university tutor.
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Beth Swingler, MA Hons (Cantab), MRes
Head of Communications and Academic R&D

Cambridge philosophy graduate with a background in technology, strategy consulting, event production, charity work, and neuroscience. Beth recently published her postgraduate research at University College London on using functional near-­infrared spectroscopy to monitor brain activity in real­ world cognitive tasks (2016).

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Dr Arthur Ashman
Head of Student Success

A medical doctor by training with subsequent exposure to recruitment and digital media sectors. Arthur is passionate about business, strategy and customer experience, and strives to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery wherever possible.

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Parveen Downer
Head of Programmes and Data

Parveen comes from a background in the life sciences and Anthropology, with experience in strategising operations and logistics in medical education. She oversees our quality assurance programmes and training day operations, ensuring that all of our delegates flow through their education seamlessly.

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Benedict Spring
Assessments and Examinations Officer

A London classics graduate with experience in project management and multimedia production, both inside and outside of the education sphere. Ben ensures all our students are able to complete the rigorous assessments of our qualifications confidently, and coordinates the distribution of new learning material.

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Charlie Cunningham
Student Logistics Executive

Charlie is a University of London ancient history graduate with a background in logistics and management. Hailing from North Yorkshire, assimilation into London was difficult, however he has overseen the expansion of Harley Academy’s mentoring programme and the growth of our clinical network relatively unfazed.

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Sarah Manley
Sales Executive

Sarah is a business and law graduate from University College Dublin. She is responsible for bringing new students on to the course, while also ensuring that our existing students are receiving the best service possible whilst obtaining their qualifications.

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Elliot Roper
Patient Coordinator

A fresh face to the company, with extensive experience and knowledge in private health care and patient coordination. Elliot is responsible for ensuring the bookings and clinical journey of our patients as we strive to provide the highest standards of cosmetic treatments.

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Joëlle Rotsaert
Social Media Executive and Patient Liaison

Joëlle is a Belgian fashion management graduate who has previously worked in the fashion and beauty industry as a Marketing Executive. She is responsible for our social media, managing our digital influencers, and liaising with our training clinic patients to guide and assist them through their procedures.





CONTRIBUTORS
avatar of Dr Alison Burton, MBBS, LLB
Dr Alison Burton, MBBS, LLB
Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

A Finland-based cosmetic doctor, researcher and writer with over 12 years experience in aesthetic medicine. Dr Burton’s previous practice in dermatology and basic skin cancer surgery in the UK led to an academic interest in the ageing process of the skin and facial structures.

Dr Burton’s research interests also include the impact of history, politics and economics on definitions of ‘beauty’, and the impact of this in turn on self-confidence and ideas of personal identity.

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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.