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The Academy Clinic is a unique cosmetic injectables and skin clinic. We partner with Harley Academy, the UK’s largest Cosmetic Medical School, enabling you to unlock safe cosmetic injectable treatments at affordable prices as a Cosmetic Model in our Training Clinics across the UK.

Previously known as GILD Clinic, we have recently renamed our clinic to strengthen our partnership with Harley Academy and our shared passion for raising the levels of aesthetic treatments throughout the UK. 

Our treatments are performed by medical professionals (doctors, nurses and dentists) closely supervised by our leading practitioners in a safe, ethical environment using high-quality products. Men and women of all ages and skin types are welcome as a Cosmetic Model at The Academy Clinic.

We know that, whatever your age, you want your face to reflect the best version of you – happy, healthy, rested, and uniquely beautiful. Our treatments in our Training Clinics always start with a one-to-one consultation and each treatment as a Cosmetic Model is bespoke to your individual needs.

You can access treatments as a Cosmetic Model in our Training Clinics in London, Birmingham, and Manchester. You can view all of our training clinic locations here.

Meet The Academy Clinic practitioners and mentors. 

Dr Tristan Mehta CEO and founder


Tristan holds a postgraduate diploma in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine as well as being a medical doctor and entrepreneur.

Tristan founded our sister company Harley Academy in 2015 to combat the lack of standardised medical training provided within aesthetic medicine. He has since become a prominent thought leader within the industry as well as an excellent practitioner. He has a confident and inspiring approach to both teaching and the delivery of facial aesthetic treatments.
Dr Emily MacGregor clinical director gild clinic


Emily is a medical doctor and a talented teacher with an array of medical & teaching qualifications. 

She writes and improves our Academy teaching content alongside her role as Clinical Director and Practitioner at The Academy Clinic.

She completed a psychology degree with her medical degree and has a strong interest in the psychology of appearance. She also has a vast interest in art which she translates in her approach towards aesthetic medicine.

Dr Kalpna Pindolia aesthetic practitioner


Dr Kalpna Pindolia sees aesthetics as a delicate balance between artistry, symmetry and professional experience. 

She graduated the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2000, Dr Pindolia has had the privilege of working in Emergency Medicine and Maritime Medicine before realising and settling into her true passion: Aesthetic Medicine. Her approach to treatment is to rejuvenate and refresh facial appearance using minimally invasive techniques that compliment someone’s features and result in a natural and enhanced appearance.

Dr Jo Hackney Aesthetics Practitioner


Dr Hackney is an aesthetic practitioner and Faculty Lead at Harley Academy.  

As an anaesthetist, she became a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2017, before realising her true passion in the field of advanced aesthetic medicine. She has a precise approach to creating balanced and natural results with patient’s best interests and safety at the forefront of her practice.
Raquel Amado The Academy Clinic

Dr Raquel Amado

Dr Raquel was born in Portugal where she graduated as a dental surgeon. 

Being a dentist, Dr Raquel has been clinically trained to use anaesthetics safely, making her highly skilled with needles and injection techniques.

After graduating, Dr Raquel decided to move to England and started working for the NHS as a General Dentist. Over the years, she did a post-graduation in dental sedation and pain management in the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London, certificate of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, among other certifications.

Dr Raquel is known for her friendly and caring manner, being discreet, and putting her patients at ease. She is passionate about patient care and making patients feel good and confident in their own skin.

The level of care and professionalism sets The Academy Clinic apart from other clinics. There’s a relaxed atmosphere, we only recommended what is best for individual patients – there’s no ‘hard-sell’.

Natalie Haswell Aesthetics Practitioner

Natalie Haswell

Natalie is a Prescribing Aesthetics Nurse Specialist, Clinical Trainer and Mentor at The Academy Clinic. 

She is a former NHS Practice Matron, nurse prescriber, and aesthetics practitioner, with over 13 years’ NHS nursing experience.

Natalie’s nursing career is extensive – it includes 6 years NHS Acute hospital experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics, General surgery and Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT).

Natalie is passionate about ensuring ethical practice in Aesthetic Medicine and that patient safety always comes first. She applies high standards, ethical scientific practice, years of relevant experience, empathetic and a holistic approach to all of her treatments in clinic.

“It is my passion to make people feel confident in themselves and their appearance, by enhancing their natural beauty or assisting in rejuvenation and restoration.”

Lorraine Guinan The Academy Clinic


Lorraine has over 18 years NHS experience as a qualified nurse in various senior positions.

Lorraine worked in the speciality of Head and Neck, ENT and maxillofacial surgery for most of her career to date. This has given her a real insight into the impact of how people look can make them feel.

Lorraine was keen to have a really strong base of experience as a senior practitioner before going into the aesthetic industry. Lorraine feels that the naturally enhanced look is most effective and tweaks to natural beauty are far superior to the ‘over-done’ look that many patients are looking to avoid.

“I love working with the amazing, knowledgeable, friendly team at The Academy Clinic. There is a strong sense of compassion, friendly and approachable practitioners, patient understanding and being ethical – ensuring that I tell people if I feel that treatment is not necessary or in their best interests.”

Dr Jessica Srivastava

Dr Jessica Srivastava

Dr Jessica is an established aesthetics practitioner and Dentist. 

Dr Jessica originally achieved her Bachelor of Dental Science degree at the University of Bristol. She then trained extensively in aesthetic medicine and is highly skilled in full face dermal fillers, advanced Botox techniques and medical grade skincare. The calm and caring approach to her work is highly valued by her patients.

Her favourite treatment to administer is full facial rejuvenation. She believes that lots of small tweaks can create beautifully natural yet effective results. After competing for Team GB in dressage, Jessica has always had an eye for detail!

“I love the artistic and creative elements of aesthetics. It has always felt far more rewarding than any other vocation I have chosen as I just love seeing my patients gain confidence after their treatments.”

Dr Carol Mastropierro

Dr Carol Mastropierro

Dr Carol is a skilled medical doctor with a special interest in dermatology, where she worked straight after medical school.

After moving to the UK from Italy, Dr Carol has quickly progressed in her aesthetic career. She believes a skin first approach is the basis for any successful aesthetic outcome. Carol aspires to specialise in Dermatology in the future.

She swears by retinol and anti-wrinkle injections, with a side of skin boosters for her own skin treatments.

“My favourite injectables are medial cheeks and chin, an invincible combo to balance the profile and freshen the under-eye.”

Dr Janine Rothburn

Dr Janine Rothburn

Dr Janine is a skilled Dental Surgeon, recently working in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

She has extensive knowledge in anatomy of the head and neck region, in addition to clinical and surgical experience of orofacial structures (the mouth, face and surrounding areas).

Dr Janine firmly believes that aesthetic medicine works in perfect harmony with that of dentistry. Manual dexterity, artistry and anatomical knowledge are key aspects of dentistry, each of which a dental surgeon takes pride in; these, in turn, are central to the aesthetic medicine.

In her spare time Dr Janine enjoys exercising, going out with friends and watching football. Oh, and she has an irrational phobia of Ketchup!

“I bring a holistic approach to patient care, whilst creating natural and subtle results, with an artistic flair. The atmosphere at The Academy Clinic is friendly yet professional, thereby ensuring that the interests of our patients are of paramount importance.”

Dr. Mariam Michail

Dr Mariam Michail

Mariam graduated from Bart’s & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014.

Since then, she has worked as a cosmetic dentist in London, and undertaken extensive postgraduate training in all aspects of advanced facial aesthetics and skincare. This has allowed her to perform a wide range of injectable treatments and advanced skin procedures to build an extensive portfolio over her years of practice.

Mariam prides herself on putting her patients at ease and providing treatments tailored to each individual, taking the time to understand their concerns. Her ethos is to provide balanced and natural results, with an emphasis on enhancing beauty while providing the highest standards of safety.

Dr Lindsay Jones

Dr Lindsay JONES

Lindsay was trained in the UK and qualified from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2008. 

She has always had an enthusiasm for education and is an experienced trainer for both adult and paediatric life support.

Medical Aesthetics gave Lindsay a career opportunity to satisfy both her passion for science and to express her artistic skills. With safety being her number one priority, she chose to achieve a Masters level qualification in aesthetic medicine through Harley Academy.

Lindsay’s primary focus is on dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments, although she works closely with her colleagues to provide a holistic inside to outside approach. Her most satisfying treatment to perform is lip filler, and her favourite to have herself is frownline anti-wrinkle treatment!

Lindsay is enthusiastic about honest and empowering care for the individual.

“I feel that working in aesthetics is such a privilege as our patients share their deepest insecurities with us. Being able to compassionately change their perspective of themselves, either with or without treatment is such a joy!”

Dr Harriet Jenkins

Dr Harriet Jenkins

Dr Harriet is a qualified medical doctor with a degree in Psychology working as an Anaesthetist in the NHS.

Harriet focuses on personalised treatments that ensure natural looking results that promote confidence – leaving patients feeling refreshed, restored and rejuvenated.

Dr Harriet is passionate that aesthetic medicine is not just skin deep, and that treatments often help patients to not only look good but also feel better in themselves. Her goal is to work with patients to uncover the best versions of themselves promoting confidence from within.

“I’m committed to improving the standards and regulations within the aesthetics industry, ensuring safe, ethical practice is upheld by qualified practitioners who have undergone extensive medical training.”

Dr Marcus Mehta Aesthetics Practitioner


Dr Marcus Mehta is an aesthetic doctor with a postgraduate diploma in clinical dermatology.

He is an upbeat and inspiring teacher for Harley Academy, who has valuable clinical experience working in busy clinics in Harley Street & Knightsbridge.

He also acts as a mentor giving specialist advice, guidance and support to our large medical community of students and patients.

Dr Jaymi Lad at The Academy Clinic


Dr Jaymi Lad is the lead practitioner and mentor for our Manchester clinic. 

Jaymi is a talented aesthetics doctor who specialises in cosmetic dermatology and injectable treatments alongside her work in General Practice. She has additional qualifications in education and works as a trainer and academic at Harley Academy.  Her two great passions are skin health and keeping fit by practising aerial dance

“I was drawn to aesthetic medicine as it is the perfect combination of creativity and science. In addition to technique and knowledge, an aesthetic physician must realise each patient’s individuality in order to tailor treatment to suit their gender, ethnicity and personal concerns.”

Shantel Noble


Shantel is an independent nurse prescriber specialising in non-surgical facial aesthetics.

Shantel qualified as an INP from the university of Essex. She initially worked as a paediatric nurse on a children’s ward first and then in the community.

Shantel is a prescribing aesthetics nurse and clinical trainer at The Academy Clinic. She is passionate about tailoring aesthetic treatments to the individual for natural looking results.

“I love meeting new people from all walks of life, helping them feel their best and restoring what they often once had, natural enhancements will always be my goal and my priority is to treat each person bespokely.”

Maja Swierczynska Aesthetics practitioner


Maja is a highly skilled lead aesthetic practitioner and trainer who specialises in skin rejuvenation treatments.
She is a true skin expert with a Masters Degree in Cosmetology and Cosmetic Science which helps her to create a bespoke treatment and skincare plan for every client.

Paula O'Sullivan

Paula has over 20 years experience as a registered nurse. The majority of her career prior to aesthetics has been on a busy London children’s intensive care unit.

Paula is an independent prescriber and has extensive training in the aesthetics field thanks to her thirst for knowledge and desire to perfect her skills. She is passionate about putting safety first for all clients.

Teaching is a passion of Paula’s, which she discovered when nominated to join the resuscitation council UK faculty for advanced resuscitation skills. This led on to becoming clinical educator for resuscitation at Great Ormond Street hospital, and her passion for teaching began. 

Joining the team at The Academy clinic and supporting other medical professionals in their aesthetics training at Harley Academy is a highlight of her nursing career. 

“It is an honour to work alongside the finest medical professionals in the aesthetic industry. It demonstrates my passion and skill for aesthetics – I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills to embed safe practice whilst achieving desirable results.”

Dr Stephanie Damalis

Dr Stephanie Damalis

Dr Stephanie obtained an MBChB degree at The University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Initially, Dr Stephanie trained in ITU and A&E. Prior to specialising in aesthetics as a cosmetic physician, she worked as an A&E doctor.

Dr Stephanie loves all things anti-ageing, specialising in natural results using a combination of skin treatments alongside injectable treatments.

“Being able to improve someone’s confidence is one of the main reasons I enjoy working in aesthetics. Subtle and natural can also be impactful. I love it when people tell me… ‘no one even noticed I had had anything done’…”

Dr Laura Geigaite

Dr Laura Geigaite

Dr Laura initially obtained a Master’s degree in dentistry.

Before following her passion for medical aesthetics, she worked in Edinburgh as a dentist, both private and NHS.

Dr Laura went on to train as an aethetics specialist, in addition to obtaining qualifications in cosmetic dermatology. She has since become a clinical trainer for Obagi Medical in Lithuania, as well as combining injectable and advanced skin treatments in the UK.

“My approach to aesthetics is – less is more – and I stand by it. Having a medical background encourages you to preserve natural beauty and not to change it by making everyone look the same.”

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