Meet the A.T.A.I team

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

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 Michelle Westcott

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

Aesthetic Practitioner | Injectable Mentor

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to your education. With over 15 years experience in the field and a master trainer Michelle can take your skills to a new level.

Lynn Murdock, RGN

Aesthetic Practitioner | Injectable Mentor

Lynn is an accomplished aesthetics nurse and injectables educator. Lynn has been with A.T.A.I for several years and is responsible for teaching many of the procedures available

Dr David Lucey


Aesthetic Doctor | Injectable Trainer

David trained with A.T.A.I after graduating with an honours degree in Medicine from UCD in 2003 and is a Member of the Royal College of  Surgeons. With a background in both surgery and oncology, although he now exclusively practice Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Asta Agasarova

Aesthetic Doctor |

Asta is a new graduate of A.T.A.I. First completing the residency programme and now in a role of aesthetic practitioner.

Victoria Neiser

Aesthetic Nurse | RGN

Victoria is a graduate of A.T.A.I and has been part of the team for over 2 years.

Vicki Staunton

Aesthetics Nurse | RGN

Vicki is a graduate of A.T.A.I and now works as an aesthetic nurse performing a multitude of treatments including laser, medical skin needling, chemical peels and injectable treatment.

Deborah Doyle

Aesthetics Nurse | RGN

Deborah is a graduate of A.T.A.I and now works as a nurse practitioner.

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Lija Sohina ITEC, CIBTAC, B.Eng, Dip.Ed

Head Aesthetic Beauty Educator

Lija Sohina is an advanced skincare specialist and has been a professional in the Beauty industry since 2006. Lija started her journey in the field graduating from Galligan Beauty College and over the years attended a wide variety of courses, workshops and seminars relevant to the advanced skincare sector. Being passionate in advanced skincare Lija kept high standards in client care, service quality and staff professionalism.

Megan Kiely

Aesthetic Beauty Educator | Therapist

Megan is an accomplished beauty therapist and now moving into an educational role. Megan looks after many level 4 modalities including skin peels and skin needling.

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.

Cheryl Curren

Clinic Coordinator | Reception

Mums need to multi-task or nothing would get done at all. Cheryl looks after the general coordination of training, clients and every small detail that would be the envy of a wedding planner.

Anne O’Brien


Anne is one of the first points of contact when you contact A.T.A.I. Responsible for general bookings and looking after our many clients visiting the clinic.

ATAI Lecturer

School Principal – Director

Laser Trainer / Micro Needling / Skin Peels

Nearing two decades of experience in the aesthetics sector, Emma brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Qualified for a broad range of therapies including facial peels, micro needling, laser hair, vascular, skin rejuvenation.  Emma maintained CPD throughout her career accumulating over 60 brand and industry-specific qualifications.

Patrick Ryall

Managing Director | Founder

Patrick equates the success of A.T.A.I by providing significantly more value to practitioners, employees and clients than anyone else in the sector. It also helps having more than 20 years experience in the business world, the driving force behind the growth of A.T.A.I.

Rachael Byrne, RGN

General Manager | Aesthetics Nurse

Rachael trained with A.T.A.I, beginning her employment as an aesthetic nurse. Over the years Rachael has moved up the ranks to general manager. Possessing fantastic organisational skills and a cool head, Rachael looks after the day to day running of the company.