At the Aesthetic Training Academy our resident trainers come from a diverse range of backgrounds with extensive knowledge and expertise in their fields.
Dr Emma Ravichandran BDS.MFDS
Dr Emma Ravichandran BDS. MFDS, the multi-award winning aesthetic medicine specialist, is co-founder of the Clinetix Medispa group, the Association of Aesthetic Practitioners (ASAP) and the Aesthetic Training Academy (ATA). With a background in paediatric dentistry and 12 years of excellence in Aesthetic Medicine, Emma possesses a peerless range of expertise and achievements.
Since its inception in 2009, Clinetix has progressed to become one of the world’s most ethical, pioneering and patient-focused clinical groups. Emma’s reputation and dedication to the highest standards in practice have led to guest lecturing, at venues such as the RCS (London & Scotland), Key Opinion Leader roles, and articles in a wide range of publications. All these activities have promoted and shared the safe and effective application of the latest aesthetic techniques and products.
In 2018, Emma was honoured with the award of Medical Practitioner of the Year at the prestigious MyFaceMyBody Awards. Emma previously achieved renown as Aesthetic Dentist of the Year and, with her co-founder and team, as Best Clinic Scotland at the Aesthetic Awards. Recognition also came in 2017, when the ATA became the only HIS regulated service of its kind.
Following the foundation of the ASAP in 2009, Emma has assisted in the development of countless numbers of practitioners, via online forums and annual conferences. Throughout the many strands of her professional life, Emma places the ultimate benefits to patients at the heart of all her professional and clinical decisions.
Emma prides herself on the development of the Clinetix team and appreciates the importance of individually tailored staff progression and constructive team building in achieving the aim of genuinely patient-centred care. As a responsible business owner, Emma ensures Clinetix is an outward facing organisation and Clinetix is known as an avid supporter of local charitable and sporting events.
Mr Simon Ravichandran MBChB.MRCS is a Key Opinion Leader in Aesthetic Medicine. Specialising in non surgical facial rejuvenation with Botox, Dermal Fillers, Thread Lifts, chemical peels and lasers. Originally Simon trained as an ear, nose and throat surgeon and worked as a speciality doctor in the Lanarkshire Hospitals Trust until 2016, when he retired from NHS practice to commit himself full time to the development of aesthetic medicine. He co-founded the Clinetix Medispa group in 2010 and is the founder and chairman of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners. He is an internationally recognised lecturer and educator of aesthetic medicine, known for his enthusiasm and passion when teaching. He has been a faculty member on the Facial Plastics Training Course at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and is working with Northumberland University in the development of the Post Grad MSc in Aesthetic Medicine. He has lectured and demonstrated in North America, South America and throughout Europe and the UK. Dr Simon Ravichandran and his wife Dr Emma Ravichandran run the Clinetix Rejuvenation Training Academy which runs a series of courses in Aesthetic Medicine for Doctors, Dentists and Nurses to develop their skills and knowledge.
Simon’s passion is non surgical aesthetic medicine and he has been developing an approach to rejuvenation using treatments that combine Botox, Dermal Fillers, Thread Lifts, Lasers, Chemical Peels and PRP to achieve outstanding aesthetic results with minimal downtime.
Dr Paula Mann BDS
Erin Anderson is a passionate and knowledgeable aesthetic therapist who advanced her expertise at the University of the Arts in London after working with some of the industry’s best. Erin always has her finger on the pulse, constantly strengthening and developing her already vast understanding of aesthetic treatments.
Erin is devoted to sharing her aesthetic expertise and knowledge. Erin has previously lectured and performed a live demonstration at the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners conference in Glasgow on the A-Z of Microneedling.
Laura Smith joined the Aesthetic Training Academy team after relocating from London. Previously she worked in a well-known exclusive clinic in Oxford Circus where she specialised in laser and advanced skincare.
Previously Laura spent 10 years working internationally at luxury spa resorts treating celebrities and royalty whilst perfecting her customer care. Laura is passionate about educating her clients on skin care to help them get the results they want.
She has also lectured in Beauty Therapy at both City of Glasgow College and South Thames College in London.
RN Sarah Gillies
Sarah Gillies has over 20 years experience in nursing with a BSc nursing degree and a MSC in Pain Management. Sarah has practised aesthetic medicine since 2014 and has trained with Medics Direct and Clinetix Training Academy. She has joined the Aesthetic Training Academy team on a part-time basis whilst working for the NHS after working for the renowned Sk:n clinic as a Nurse Prescriber and Clinetix Rejuvenation as a medical practitioner.
Originally from South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Sarah has lived in Glasgow for 16 years. Sarah has a passion for making clients feel comfortable and relaxed and enjoys seeing rejuvenation treatments boost clients self-esteem. In addition to carrying out toxin and filler treatments, Sarah also performs Intravenous Vitamin Drip infusions.