OUR TEAM

ACADEMIC FACULTY
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Dr Vikram Swaminathan
Academic Director

An aesthetic doctor, teacher, and non­surgical lead at Pall Mall Medical. In addition to mentoring 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 Raul Cetto, MBBS, PhD, MRCS, DOHNS
Foundation Day Trainer

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, the European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery, and also holds a diploma in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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Ruth Breeden
Trainer

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

In addition to master classes with industry leaders, Ruth conducts research and testing with new aesthetic technologies.

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Tracy Butler
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 Botox and filler treatments at Sk:n Birmingham. With a keen interest in Botox and dermal fillers, Tracy ensures that all treatments delivered at Sk:n Birmingham through Harley Academy Clinics are delivered to the highest standards both in terms of results and safety.

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. He 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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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 (2015).

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Dr Niro Sivathasan, BSc (Hons), MB, BS (Lond), DRCOG, GradDipAesthMed (UK), PGCert BA, MRCS (Eng), AFACP, FCPCA
Clinical Director
A Sydney-based aesthetic surgeon and senior trainer for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.  Dr. Niro has spoken at multiple conferences around the world, and has a solid track record in medical academia, having authored book chapters and many dozens of publications, being a reviewer and editorial committee-member for various medical journals, and a former university tutor.




CONTRIBUTORS
avatar of Dr Alison Burton (MBBS MA BMedSci LLB)
Dr Alison Burton (MBBS MA BMedSci 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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Deborah Sandler (MBACP)
Psychological Aspects of Aesthetic Patient Safety

Founder of the specialist psychology service Cosmetic Surgery Counselling, an Expert Reference Group Member of Health Education England NWL. She has over 16 years’ experience providing pre­ and post­operative emotional support for cosmetic surgery patients. In-­line with Harley Academy’s philosophy, Deborah is a champion of evidence-based practice.