Clinical Team & Practice Staff


Dr Russell Emerson

Dr Russell Emerson - Consultant Dermatologist & Dermatological Surgeon MRCP DM

Dr Emerson is a recognised laser expert and lecturer in cosmetic dermatology. He is trained in all forms of non-surgical cosmetic procedures including dermal fillers, botulinum therapy, laser therapy, minor surgery and skin cancer surgery. Dr Emerson is also the lead clinician and directorof the Sussex Community Dermatology Service, an NHS community service which provides advanced dermatological care to thousands of patients across Sussex. Previously, Dr Emerson has also been a Lead Skin Cancer Clinician for Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust and was former Chair of the Sussex Skin Cancer Network.

Dr Arjida Woollons - Consultant Dermatologist FRCP

Dr Woollons has many years experience in private practice and is a Consultant Dermatologist at Worthing and Southlands NHS Hospitals. Her interests include general dermatology, allergic contact dermatitis, skin cancer and minor surgery.

Dr Bav Shergill- Consultant Dermatologist & Dermatological Surgeon MRCP

Dr Shergill's specialist area of interest is the treatment of skin cancer and he is the lead clinician for the Sussex Specialist Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team. He is skilled in complex surgical techniques and a range of laser treatments. He also treats general dermatology skin problems such as eczema, acne and rashes. His private practice covers all areas of Dermatology including cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, Fillers and Laser resurfacing. He has a particular interest in the management of acne and acne scarring.

For more information, please see Dr Shergill's website:

Dr Andrew Morris - Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Morris is also a recognised expert in skin cancer surgery, Laser Therapy and Moh's Micrographic Surgery. Dr Morris is also one of three lead clinician's for the Sussex Community Dermatology Service. Dr Morris has previously held positions as the lead clinician for skin cancer at the University Hospital of Wales and was also previously Chairman of the All Wales Skin Cancer Steering group.

Dr Erika Mclean - Aesthetic Practitioner & GPwSPI Dermatology Specialist

Dr Erika Mclean is a General Practitioner who developed an interest in skin diseases and aesthetics. Dr Erika Mclean works locally in the Sussex Community dermatology service. She has experience in dealing with medical skin problems (including eczema, psoriasis, acne and rashes) and minor surgical procedures (including skin tags, cysts, seborrhoeic warts and moles). Dr Mclean has had training and experience in using different lasers and IPL devices to treat a range of problems (including facial veins, hair reduction, pigmentation and rejuvenation.) She also performs Botulinum Toxin injections for facial wrinkles (Botox & Azzalure).

Miss Sarah Williams - Aesthetic Practitioner

Sarah specialises in cosmetic treatments including laser therapy, hair removal, chemical peels, and microsclerotherapy. Sarah works in the clinic as a part of Non-Surgical Treatments.


Mr Charles Nduka - Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr Nduka is a NHS Consultant Surgeon practising at the Queen Victoria Hospital and Brighton General Hospital. He has an interest in facial paralysis, breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.

Dr Russell Emerson

Dr Fiona Emerson - Aesthetic Practitioner & GPwSPI Dermatology Specialist

Dr Emerson is a General Practitioner with an interest in laser therapy and minor cosmetic procedures. She works at the clinic on Tuesdays.

Sister Carolyn Battes

Sister Carolyn Battes - Specialist Nurse Clinical Manager (

Carolyn has many years experience in dermatology and laser therapy. She is responsible for managing the day to day nursing activities of the clinic and oversees laser therapy services.

Miss Sophie Lockyer, Specialist Nurse

Mrs Sophie Lockyer - Specialist Dermatology Nurse

Sophie assists with surgical procedures and laser therapy at the clinic. She is also a qualified paediatric nurse.

Practice Staff

Mrs Julie Turner, Customer Services Manager

Mrs Julie Turner - Customer Services Manager (

Julie has overall responsibility for administration in the clinic and customer services. Please contact her for any issues regarding clinical services, invoicing or complaints.

Ms Mary Pollard, Accounts Administrator

Mrs Mary Pollard - Personal Assistant to Dr Russell Emerson

Mary has many years experience in the private sector and can provide information about the clinical services we provide at the clinic. She assists Dr Emerson to help manage his private practice.

Ms Joan Shaw, Accounts Administrator

Ms Joan Shaw - Accounts Adminstrator

Joan manages the clinic accounts and salaries. She has experience as a Practice Manager locally in Brighton and works part-time in the clinic to help with administration.