Meet The Team

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Jackie Partridge MSc (Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice) BSc (Dermatology) RGN NIP

Clinical Director

Jackie is a qualified Nurse Independent Prescriber (NIP) and Clinical Director at Dermal Clinic. She is a founding board member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and is now an honorary member. She qualified from Stirling University with BSc (foundation in Dermatology), which she feels helps her to offer expert advice and guidance on various skin conditions for her patients. She is one of only a few practitioners in the country be have completed her Masters (MSc) in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice.

She is passionate about making the aesthetic and cosmetic industry as safe as possible for patients and uses her own time to attend board meetings (representing the BACN) with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Scottish Government regarding the implementation of regulation within the industry.

Jackie has now also been appointed to the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) as a Fitness to Practise (FtP) Panellist in the capacity as a Nurse Professional Member.

As a trainer of Doctors, Dentists and Nurses on various treatments, Jackie enjoys being at the forefront of this industry, and is well placed to embrace new developments. Jackie has written many peer reviewed articles for medical journals as well as providing presentations and injection demonstrations to fellow medical aesthetic professionals in various locations across the United Kingdom and on the International stage. Jackie is the Chair of the Galderma Global Nurse Faculty. Her International work allows her to enhance her skills gained from expert peers worldwide, for the benefit of patients at Dermal Clinic.

Jackie was recently awarded with the accolade of Best Cosmetic Nurse in Scotland and won Commended in the Best Aesthetic Nurse in the UK at the Aesthetic Awards. Tatler magazine listed Jackie in their Cosmetic Guide as the ‘Aesthetic Nurse with the best qualifications' and featured her again focusing on her ‘Passion for Facial Aesthetics'. She recently undertook a large clinical trial as part of a global faculty as the Chief Investigator.

She fully understands the importance of providing patients with a bespoke treatment programme and as such always offers complimentary consultations. Patients will never feel rushed into deciding on treatments. With a passion for patient care and safety, your comfort and well-being are Jackie's number one priority.

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Jarrod Partridge

Clinical Director

Jarrod is the co-owner and Business Director of Edinburgh's multi award-winning Dermal Clinic.

The business was started in 2007 by his wife, Jackie, who is Clinical Director and Jarrod joined in 2011 when they moved into their first premises on Church Hill Place, Morningside.

Jarrod's interest in the medical industry started when he joined BUPA insurance following a period as a financial advisor at the TSB in Lancashire. This medical interest led him to join the Swedish medical devices manufacturer Molnlycke Healthcare as a Regional Business Manager for their Surgical Division. This role entailed increasing business with new and existing hospital operating theatre accounts throughout the North of England.

As the company increased in size and developed a new Woundcare Division to introduce an innovative product Jarrod switched to this new division as Regional Manager for the North West of England and his team consistently produced the highest sales in the UK over several years collaborating with all sectors of the NHS from district nurses to NHS Supply Chain. Following the departure of the Scottish manager Jarrod was asked to cover both regions and following a company merger with Medlock Medical became National Commercial Manager and Jarrod was able to move to Edinburgh in 2005. He became National Sales Manager to BSN Medical in 2006.

Both Jarrod's and Jackie's strategy for Dermal Clinic has been clear from the first day – to provide expert, quality care for face and body and to educate the public so they can make an informed decision regarding potential treatment. This has resulted in a client database of several thousand people.

Jarrod continues to build a strong and profitable company and has, in the past undertaken digital courses with Google to improve his SEO skills and most recently has undertaken self-development by attending an American 4-Day MBA course to develop his financial knowledge for the next stages of company growth.

Jarrod is an active member of the Royal Merchant Company of Edinburgh supporting the elderly and young people of Edinburgh through charitable endeavour.

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Jen Hardie


Jen has been a member of our dermalclinic team for several years now.

Jen qualified with an HND in Beauty Therapy from Edinburgh's Telford College in 2011. She started working in a beauty salon and then moved on to Edinburgh's 5* Balmoral Hotel, where she worked up to becoming the head therapist there.

As a fully qualified aesthetician, Jen can offer a whole range of treatments and has a vast amount of knowledge to share with her clients.

Jen thoroughly enjoys seeing the progress and fantastic results that can be achieved by treatments in the clinic. Being a part of a patient's journey to feeling more confident and happy within themselves is something that Jen loves most about her job.

In her spare time, Jen is known for being a busy bee. On her days off, she enjoys playing netball for Edinburgh Netball Club and running but also loves watching movies, relaxing with her friends and family.

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Jacquline Rankin

Alevere, Laser & Aesthetician

Jacqui started working for Dermal Clinic in 2015 and has been a qualified beauty therapist for almost 10 years. Initially starting her career on one of the 5* Celebrity cruise liners as a massage and facial therapist, specialising in luxurious facials. She then returned to Edinburgh for a year to work within an award winning boutique spa where she was able to advance her knowledge of the skin by training with multiple brands and becoming more advanced with electrical based facial and body treatments. After leaving the spa, she became the skin care specialist on board for the prestigious Canyon Ranch at Sea. This is where she studied with the Environ brand and learned the benefits of using advanced active ingredients combined with electrical treatments to create the ultimate improvements in skin.

Jacqui has been able to gain further qualifications while working within the Dermal Clinic team and is able to carry out the vast amount of body and facial treatments available within the clinic. Additionally, she has been studying for her nursing degree alongside working and is due to graduate as a nurse in October 2019.

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Gemma Otway

Clinic Manager

I have been with the clinic for past 6 years, starting as a clinic administrator and working my way up to Manager. I have over 18-year experience in administrative roles, and this helps me give our patients the best possible customer service. The patient’s journey is important to me and as Clinic Manager I am responsible for the smooth running of the clinic. I am helpful and supportive to both staff and our patients.

I have always had a keen interest in the aesthetic industry, and I am always keen to further my knowledge. I enjoy learning, whether it be a new treatment the clinic is offering, or an administration course.

In my spare time I enjoy exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Whilst I do enjoy keeping fit, I also enjoy going out for nice dinners with my husband and children.

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Dr Jenny Ramsay

Alevere & Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Jenny Ramsay MBChB, MRCGP graduated from Aberdeen University in 2002.

She is a GP partner in a busy practice in Edinburgh and within this role enjoys training younger doctors undertaking GP training.

She is married with two children, enjoys long dog walks, a good podcast and socialising with good friends and family.

Special interests include women’s health, lifestyle/preventative medicine and aesthetic medicine.

She joined Dermal Clinic in 2014 where she undertakes aesthetic treatments, Private GP sessions and is involved in the Alevere weight loss programme.

Within all aspects of her work she aims to put the patient first, providing a holistic approach, treating each patient as an individual and working together to achieve the best outcomes.

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Dr Nicola Sammans

Alevere and Aesthetician

Dr Nicola Sammans graduated in Medicine from Newcastle University in 1998 with MBBS. After this she went on to train as a GP on the Northumberland scheme and qualified in 2003 MRCGP. Since then, she has worked as a GP both as a locum and as a salaried doctor within practices in the North East of England, Dundee and most recently Glasgow and greater Clyde. She also spent 6 years as an expedition doctor working abroad in a number of countries providing medical cover for jungle and desert expeditions.

She is married and has two very active boys who keep her busy with their various sporting activities. She still manages to summit a few Munro’s in her spare time to keep fit.

She became involved with Alevere weight loss programme back in 2011. Her aim is to work with and support Alevere patients to reach their weight loss goals. She finds this very rewarding and enjoys seeing lifestyle changes lead to improved health and sometimes reduced medications for her patients.

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Dr Sam O'Neill

I graduated from Imperial College London in 2013, in addition to my medical degree I completed a BSc in Global Health.

I completed my GP training in Oxfordshire, before moving to Edinburgh in 2018.

I love the balance between the city and the stunning outdoors, that this location affords.

I work as a salaried doctor in Midlothian; I have a passion for promoting excellent health and wellbeing as well as preventing disease.

In my spare time I enjoy running and exploring the hills and Scottish landscape.

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Dr Karolina Skorupskaite Carlyle

Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology

Dr Karolina Skorupskaite Carlyle MBChB BSc (Hons) PhD MRCOG is a highly distinguished medical professional, who has made significant contributions to the field of reproductive medicine. With a background in clinical practice and research, her career is dedicated to leading reproductive medicine that is shaped around every person and every family.

She leads private fertility consultations and assessments at Dermal Clinic in Edinburgh. Her vision is fertility care that is compassionate, flexible and personalised. She utilises latest technology and innovations to deliver expert care at consistently high level.

Dr Karolina was awarded a PhD in Human Reproduction for her pioneering research in treatments that stimulate follicle growth and ovulation. This has opened the potential for development of new non-hormonal contraception and new therapies in menopausal hot flushes. This work contributed to the University of Edinburgh receiving The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education award for innovations in women's health.

Dr Karolina has achieved sub-specialist accreditation in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has worked closely with the leading professionals in the industry. She is now a Consultant Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology at NHS Lothian. Dr Karolina is also a fertility lead at EXPPECT endometriosis, where she is helping to improve care of patients with some of the most challenging conditions.

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Amy Lynch

Alevere and Aesthetician

Following the study of beauty therapy for 3 years in Glasgow, and qualifying with a HND in 2013, I have spent the last 8 years working, managing, and training in 5-star spas across Scotland.

I am always working to expand my skill set and knowledge and have continued to train in numerous advanced therapies throughout my career.

My passion is providing results-driven treatments which has led me to pursue my career in aesthetic therapies.

I love to help clients achieve their goals and find it extremely rewarding to provide treatments that are helping make a positive difference to people's lives.

In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family & friends.

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Natasha Cropley

Clinic Administrator

I'm Natasha and work as one of the Clinical Administrators alongside a lovely team of people within Dermal Clinic. Reception and Administration jobs have always been my passion and like to use my skills to contribute to the smooth running of our Clinic.

I have a 5-year-old son with whom I spend most of my time and on my days off he likes to keep us busy with lots of fun things to do!

I enjoy getting to know all the lovely new and existing clients!

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Natasha Reid

Clinic Administrator

I have worked in customer service and admin positions for over 10 years.

I love to travel and worked in Spain for 5 years before meeting my partner and having our wee boy! I like to spend time with family and friends and try to fill my long weekends with lots of activities, especially with him.

I would like to think I am a very sociable person and enjoy meeting and greeting the clients and getting to know them within the Clinic.

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Michelle Runciman

Alevere and Aesthetician

Having qualified in 2007 I have now worked in the industry for 16 years. Over the years I have worked in renowned spas and clinics in Australia, Canada and the UK. I also spent 7 years teaching Beauty Therapy at a further education establishment in Scotland.

Aesthetic, results-driven treatments are where I excel. I love going on positive, life-changing journeys with my clients to help them achieve the results they desire and I’m always looking to advance my skillset by keeping up with the latest advancements and treatments in our industry.

During my free time I like to be with friends and family, going to restaurants, and walking my dog.

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