Meet the A.T.A.I team

We believe a passion for the industry is paramount to becoming tomorrows leader

Dr Michelle Westcott

MB.BCh(Wits) B.Nurs (Wits) Dip. Trauma & Emergencies. Adv.Dip. Aesthetic Medicine.(FPD)

Aesthetic Practitioner | Injectable Mentor

With over 16 years in aesthetic medicine, Dr Michelle Westcott is a master trainer. Michelle teaches a broad remit of aesthetic medicine including PDO threads, Silhouette Soft, Skin boosters, varied advanced filler modalities. Dr Michelle loves teaching: ” I am constantly learning, training and updating my skills, as I believe that knowledge is the most precious gift anyone can possess. Aesthetic Medicine is a field I feel extremely passionate about and I  strive daily to maintain the highest possible standards and strive to make patient safety and amazing aesthetic outcomes my priority.

Dr Emily Casey, BA (Mod), MB BCh BAO, MICGP, MBPsS, MPsSI

Aesthetic Practitioner | Injectable Mentor

Dr Emily Casey, a dual qualified Coaching Psychologist and General Practitioner plus a graduate of ATAI. Dr Emily moved into the role of toxin peer training. Emily has performed thousands of Botox® procedures many of our delegates spend a day or two with Emily within our clinical training programme.

Dr David Lucey


Aesthetic Doctor | Injectable Trainer

David is an Irish trained doctor with 17 years experience. He graduated from UCD in 2003 and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has a background in both surgery and oncology, David now exclusively practice Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Asta

Dr Asta Agasarova

Aesthetic Doctor |

Dr Asta Agasarova has a double master degree in medicine and surgery in Russia and Italy, with a background as a Neurologist in Moscow, and then worked in the Mater Hospital in Dublin, specialising in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. While working as a neurologist in Russia she became interested in the use of neurotoxins like Botox to treat neurological movement disorders.
After starting a family, Dr. Asta decided to reevaluate her career and picked up her interest again in the use of neurotoxins but in the aesthetic field. She is a graduate of ATAI’s Skin Complete Course and now works in both our Swords and Bray clinic, administering treatments of both basic and advanced anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and Profhilo.

Rachael Byrne, RGN

General Manager | Aesthetics Nurse

Rachael is a registered general nurse since 2017 and has a Bachelors degree in science from UCD. Rachael has always had a keen interest in wound management and skin health. She always enjoyed caring for the skin and helping it heal.
Rachael has completed the skin complete course in ATAI and has worked as an aesthetic nurse for several years. Racheal has progressed significantly in her career taking up the role of manager. She not only supports and manages the company but demonstrates her organisational and leadership skills in everything she does. Rachael organises student practical dates, daily runnings of the company, staff training, delegating treatments and procedures of the company.

Lynn Murdock, RGN

Aesthetic Practitioner | Injectable Mentor

Nurse Lynn qualified with a Bachelor’s degree of science and as a registered general nurse from Trinity College Dublin. From a personal experience, Lynn’s interest in facial anatomy, physiology and structure developed. Lynn witnessed the benefits of aesthetic treatments which made a significant difference to a family members physical and psychological health. These experiences started Lynn on her career path in nursing with the interest of facial aesthetics always in the back of her mind.

Lynn trained and worked in St. James’s hospital in the Cardiology department for 7 years. She worked as part of an amazingly skilled team and learned the essence of being a professional. Lynn carries forward her experience and skills into the aesthetic industry having a focus on client-centred treatments. Lynn has worked as part of the ATAI team for several years, is a graduate of the skin complete course and has completed her certificate in education and training. Lynn is the main tutor for Dermal filler training also teaches masterclasses in tissue stimulators. When she is not teaching, she carries out a range of treatments from non- injectable to injectable treatments.

Nurse Maja Poznic RGN, Bachelors of Science

Aesthetic Practitioner

Nurse Maja qualified with a Bachelors Degree of Science as a registered general nurse in Croatia. She worked in the National Rehabilitation Hospital, she has always had an interest in aesthetics, she started her journey with ATAI, and is a graduate of the Skin Complete Course. She now works in our Bray Clinic, administering dermal filler treatments, Profhilo and carrying out Micro-needling and chemical peels to treat various skin concerns.
She plans to continue her education within ATAI, progressing to advanced fillers and PDO threads.

Meghan Kiely

Aesthetic Beauty Educator | Therapist

Meghan is our Aesthetic Skin Therapist and Tutor qualified in a broad range of treatments from laser hair removal to skin peels. After her own skincare journey, dealing with acne, her interest in skincare grew and the effects of both internal and external factors on skin health. Meghan wished to progress her career by sharing her knowledge and passion for skincare with others. Completing her ITEC level 4 Certification in education and training and VTCT assessors award Meghan took on the role of Aesthetic Skin therapist and tutor within ATAI, running our student clinic days teaching needling and skin peels and helping our clients with their own skincare health.

Dr Sarah Marie Nicholson, MB BCh BAO (Hons), LRSCI & LRCPI, MRCPI

Subject Matter Expert

Dr Nicholson has been passionate about teaching since before her days at medical school, with a background in both primary and secondary teaching. Since graduating from medical school she has held multiple tutor roles. She continues her penchant for teaching here at ATAI, where she creates and updates course content with the latest scientific advancements.

Jodi Roberts

Subject matter expert

Jodi brings academia to beauty and aesthetics. Responsible for much of the learning content and part of the in-house creative team that produces our on-line learning materials.

Cliona Olohan

Cliona Olohan

Instructional Design & Development

Cliona is a senior instructional design developer and works as part of the creative team bringing learning material to life in the online environment.

“I value life long learning and professional development and deeply understand the role educational technology can play in both. My passion is designing and developing online learning experiences that bring static content to life. I enjoy seeing how a long piece of text can become a better learning experience through digital tools and various multimedia. I am a big advocate for bridging the gap between in-person and online learning through blended learning experiences, and making synchronous learning exciting and engaging using the flipped classroom approach to learning to achieve this. I was nominated for an excellence in teaching award in a leading Irish university due to my work in this area. Another aspect of digital learning that motivates me is open education resources and accessible learning. There are many things I love about my field of digital learning, and continuing to build the ATAI catalogue of online aesthetic courses for medical practitioners is fun, fascinating, challenging and rewarding.”

Cheryl Curren

Clinic Coordinator | Reception

Cheryl is our clinic coordinator and one of the receptionists. She has always had an interest in aesthetics and beauty, with CIBTAC, CIDESCO and ITEC qualifications and advanced cosmetic treatments, after being a stay at home mum for a number of years, Cheryl decided it was time to get back into the work environment.
As a busy mum, she is already an expert with organisational skills and has transferred these skills into the clinic looking after the general coordination of training, clients and every other small detail. On your visit to A.T.A.I you will always be met with a warm welcome from Cheryl.

Anne O’Brien


Anne is one of our receptionists and student coordinator. She has always been interested in the medical field, with a holistic approach to healthcare with acupuncture qualifications and some training in the nursing field.
Anne is one of the first points of contact for ATAI for potential students and clients. With extensive knowledge of our courses and treatments, she will be able to answer any questions that may arise. With previous experience in organisational and sales roles, Anne has put these skills to use in organising student sign-ups. When Anne isn’t busy organising sign-ups and student queries she can be found at reception with a friendly smile, organising our client diary for the day and helping with the daily running of the clinic.

ATAI Lecturer

Emma Ryall, Dip.Ed, TAQA, Dip.ITEC, Dip. CIBTAC & CIDESCO

Co-founder, Clinical Director, Academy Principal, trainer and assessor

With over two decades of aesthetic industry experience Emma brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Over the years Emma has worked with a vast array of brands and equipment both nationally and internationally, trained and managed staff and students alike, assessed and examined many of today’s industry leaders whilst still maintaining continual CPD herself. 

Emma is heavily involved in the day to day operation of the clinic and training academy, liaising with staff, students and governing bodies such as ITEC. 

While carrying out clinical treatments, she was very much skin focused. Having suffered with acne herself she began to research and pursue a holistic approach to treating her acne. 

When educating others, laser and IPL is where her passion lies, so much so that she is still our laser trainer at ATAI having initially been one of the first in Ireland to have undergone laser training. 

As the internal verification officer for all ITEC examinations, Emma plays a key role in the accreditation of many ITEC modules such as laser, IPL, skin peeling, skin needling, laser tattoo removal and radio frequency.