AM Editorial Board

The Aesthetic Medicine editorial board’s clinical expertise and diverse range of specialities help ensure the magazine meets the needs of the readers. Throughout the years we have received guidance from the following members:

Vanessa Bird

Vanessa Bird has worked for many leading distributors in aesthetics. She uses over a decade of industry experience, knowledge, and connections as The Aesthetic Consultant to understand the specific challenges faced by many successful, high-profile individuals and clinics as she helps them to succeed in the elite ‘top tier’.

Tracey Dennison

Tracey Dennison is the consultant nurse practitioner at East Riding Aesthetics and Wellness, a multi-award-winning clinic which specialises in restorative and regenerative medical aesthetic treatments to give natural-looking, confidence-boosting enhancements. She has been nursing for over 30 years and is the Aesthetic Medicine Awards’ Nurse of the Year 2023. 

Dr Sabika Karim

Dr Sabika Karim, founder of Skin Medical is a multi-award winning international educator who combines her NHS GP background with 18 years of aesthetic medical practice to deliver gold standard treatments to her patients at the clinic whilst raising industry standards by teaching and training her peers.

Dr Raj Thethi

Dr Raj Thethi is a nationally renowned expert in medical aesthetics. As well as being a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, he attained a Level 7 accreditation in medical aesthetic injectables and holds a separate first-class honours degree in anatomy having a personal, specialist interest in head and neck anatomy. 


Dr Anna Hemming

Dr Anna Hemming is a fully qualified general practitioner and medical skin doctor with over 22 years of experience. She owns Thames Skin Clinic in Twickenham, which she founded in 2019. Dr Hemming has a background in anaesthetics and emergency medicine, serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps as a captain. 

Claudia McGloin

Claudia McGloin is a registered nurse and holds dual registration in both the UK and Ireland. With over 26 years of nursing experience, 12 of which are solely in aesthetic medicine, McGloin is the clinical director and specialist nurse at The New You Clinic in Sligo. McGloin also runs Medical Aesthetics Courses training academy. 

Dr Shirin Lakhani

Dr Shirin Lakhani is a GP and aesthetic practitioner specialising in intimate health, sexual dysfunction, and menopause. A lack of NHS care for women has led Dr Lakhani to offer treatments for Lichen Sclerosus, vaginal atrophy and many more intimate health issues. She is a significant voice of authority within the intimate health space.

Dr Uliana Gout

Dr Uliana Gout is the founder of London Aesthetic Medicine Clinic & LAM Academy. She is a past president of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) and sits on the Board of Trustees. She also acts as a BCAM Appraiser for the GMC. She sits on the Board of the International Peeling Society and has co-authored numerous medical textbooks. 

Mr Ali Ghanem

Mr Ali Ghanem is a consultant aesthetic plastic surgeon and clinical senior lecturer in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as visiting professor and head of department of Aesthetic Medicine at the College of Medicine and Dentistry, Ulster University. 

Dr Paul Charlson

Dr Paul Charlson has been working in aesthetic medicine for more than 20 years, and he has performed more than 30,000 procedures. He is an expert in facial profiling and natural enhancements, with a wide variety of clients whom he treats in London and Yorkshire. His main interests are advanced dermal filler techniques, Sculptra, migraine treatment and aesthetic skin issues. 

Mr Tunc Tiryaki

Mr Tunc Tiryaki is a consultant plastic surgeon, renowned for his work in facial regeneration, where he was one of the first surgeons to use fat-derived stem cells in mini facelift procedures. He is chair of the Humanitarian Programs of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and founder of ISAPS-LEAP Surgical Relief Teams. 

Miss Jennifer Doyle

Miss Jennifer Doyle is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon and serves as head of aesthetics and chief operating officer at The Clinic Holland Park. She also continues to work part-time within the NHS as a consultant at Milton Keynes University Hospital. She combines her knowledge of ophthalmic surgery with a keen eye for aesthetics. 


Dr Mayoni Gooneratne

Dr Mayoni Gooneratne is the founder and medical director of Human Health and SkinFit, which she created to help women truly thrive inside and out. A former NHS colorectal and pelvic floor surgeon, she realised how little women knew about their health and felt that conventional healthcare structures kept people moving towards illness, prompting her to create The Clinic by Dr Mayoni. 

Dr Steven Land

Dr Steven Land MBBS MRCEM is an aesthetic doctor with 10 years of experience in creating award-winning, natural results at his clinic, Novellus Aesthetics. His clinical foci are lip fillers, full face treatments and non-surgical rhinoplasties.

Dr Nick Lowe

Dr Nick Lowe is a consultant dermatologist at Cranley Clinic, London and clinical professor of Dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. 

DR Steven Harris

Dr Steven Harris has been practising aesthetic medicine at his clinic in North London since 2004 and has gained an international reputation for producing natural-looking results. His original approach and techniques include Facial Reshaping with Myomodulation and the Non-surgical Lip Lift (NLL). 

Mr Arturo Almeida

Mr Arturo Almeida is an experienced consultant surgeon and internationally-renowned keynote speaker. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Murcia, Spain and is a leading expert in the field of fat dissolving injectables. 

Kerry Belba

Kerry Belba is a laser and skin practitioner and laser and IPL trainer. She was the first non-medical practitioner to obtain the nationally recognised BTEC Laser & Light award and has completed the Advanced Skin Laser Applications Award. 

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