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The Alkira Team

Alkira means ‘bright & happy’, the ‘sun’ and ‘sky’, in the traditional language. Our vision is to provide a space of collaboration where knowledge and skills are shared, developed and enhanced through sharing of expertise and know-how. Teaching new skills and exploring better ways of delivering aesthetic treatments, while providing a supportive environment to build the knowledge and confidence of practitioners across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Recognising the need to provide a purpose-built Aesthetic Centre for training, mentoring and masterclasses, Robin opened the doors to Face Academy in August 2017 which ultimately inspired the creation of Alkira Aesthetics in June 2021.

In recognition of the need to evolve aesthetic training, Alkira Aesthetics is a space for collaboration between manufacturers, corporations, clinical trainers, clinical educators and clinicians. A space where practical small group learning, masterclasses and 1-on-1 mentoring is provided, in a safe and professional manner. Where client safety and safe practice are the cornerstones of the Alkira Aesthetics vision. 


Years of
combined experience

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Dr Daryna Rudolph

Daryna is a General Practitioner and a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. She has recently moved from New Zealand to Australia to broaden her medical knowledge and pursue her strong interest in Cosmetic Medicine.


She started her learning journey with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and then completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2012. She spent her junior doctor years working in hospitals throughout Auckland and received further training in specialties such as General Surgery, Paediatrics and Mental Health.


In the last few years Daryna’s developed an interest in Cosmetic Medicine and has recently completed her Professional Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine.


Daryna is passionate about enhancing patient’s natural beauty and delivering patient centred care with a holistic approach.

Audrey Perraton
Client Liason

Audrey boasts extensive experience in the field of medical administration, with a career spanning numerous years that has encompassed a diverse range of specialized areas. In her current position as the Client Liaison at Alkira Aesthetics, Audrey plays a pivotal role in guaranteeing that the requirements and expectations of both our valued patients and healthcare professionals are not only met but exceeded.


Audrey's wealth of knowledge and expertise, which has been cultivated over many years in various facets of medical administration, makes her an indispensable asset to our team at Alkira Aesthetics. In her capacity as Client Liaison, she diligently works to ensure that the needs of our patients, as well as the healthcare professionals who collaborate with us, are comprehensively addressed and that their experience is marked by the highest standard of care and professionalism. Audrey's dedication and proficiency in medical administration make her an integral part of our commitment to providing exceptional training services at Alkira Aesthetics.

Emma Williams
Advanced Clinical Nurse Educator 

Emma is a widely recognised industry professional with several years’ experience in the industry, working in senior management roles for Allergan Australia and recently with Artisan Aesthetic Clinics, Dermocosmetica


Emma is a founder and co-owner of the aesthetic educational application – Complete Face and works closely with several of the industry’s key opinion leaders. With a medical science and nursing degree, Emma specialises in developing standard operating procedures, training manuals and educational videos to provide an evolution in standardised best practice for the aesthetic industry.

Emma has also practiced at Esteem Medispa, Artisan Clinics and also have her own private group of clients. Emma is available for group training and mentoring.

Alisha Hearne
Nurse Practitioner Candidate

Alisha is a Nurse practitioner candidate and has a dermal therapy background providing a relevant and in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and skin. She has worked with Galderma Australia for over four years as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Queensland training Doctors and Nurses in facial anatomy, consulting, informed consent, product rheology and anti-wrinkle and dermal filler techniques. 


Alisha practices in several clinics in south-east Queensland and travels in a dermatology team to provide aesthetic and dermatology services to regional Queenslanders. Alisha specialises in small group training for beginners and advanced clinicians for anti-wrinkle, dermal fillers and biologicals. Bookings with Alisha for treatments or training are essential.

Rachel Witney-Lacey
Advanced Clinical Nurse Educator

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2014, twice making the Dean’s list for Academic Excellence and further completed a Graduate program through the Division of Rehabilitation, Spinal Injury Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2015.


She works in both the acute and rehabilitation side of spinal injury and has received more than a dozen certificates in recognition of her support with facilitating student nurses. In November 2017 Rachel pursued her strong interest in aesthetic and cosmetic nursing attending training courses and conferences to expand her scope in cosmetic medicine facilitation, following an opportunity of work experience with Face Academy in May 2018, was offered a clinical education role.

Rachel has since developed skills and expertise across the aesthetic spectrum from PRP and PDO threads to Advanced Dermal fillers and Botulinum toxin practices. Rachel works as a clinical educator for CROMA Australia, Cryomed Australia and also provides private education and individual mentoring. Rachel specialises in small group training and mentoring for clinicians of all levels. Bookings with Rachel for treatments or training are essential.

Robin Curran
Nurse Practitioner/Author/Speaker

As the Founder  of Milk & Honey Medispa's, FACE Academy and now Alkira Aesthetic Centre, Robin has many years of experience in building best practice businesses, delivering exceptional training and treatments for every client for over a decade.


Robin's strong business acumen is under-pinned by a Health Science degree (Nursing), Post-Graduate certificates and diplomas in scheduled medicines, pharmaceuticals, management, nursing training and marketing.

As well as a Masters of Business  Administration(MBA) and a Masters of Nurse Practitioner. (MNP)

Robin is a nationally recognised trainer and speaker and has a passion for improving  standards of nursing practice and patient safety.

As the Chairperson for The Australian College of Nursing (Cosmetic Dermatology faculty), Robin is leading the ACN project, reviewing the Standards of Practice for Cosmetic Nurses in Australia.


In 2021 Robin co-authored the UWS university text chapter on cosmetic dermatology nursing.

Robin's passion is developing the standards of education and clinical practice in cosmetic dermatology, improving client safety and clinical outcomes.

Kathryn Ebsworth
Clinical Trainer & Nurse Injector

With a Bachelor of Nursing in 2014, Kathryn embarked on a remarkable healthcare journey. She excels as a highly skilled assistant to Anaesthetists, equipped to handle critical situations like difficult intubation, massive blood loss, anaphylaxis, and more. Her commitment to education is evident in her contribution to training graduate nurses and those new to anaesthetics, sharing her extensive knowledge and expertise.

Over nearly 9 years, Kathryn has provided anaesthetic care across diverse medical procedures, including endoscopy, orthopaedic, plastics and reconstructive surgeries, and a broad spectrum of emergency and trauma cases.

Her versatile experience extends to roles like Clinical Nurse of Anaesthetics, managing equipment, staff training, and scheduling emergency surgeries. She played a crucial role in setting up paediatric surgery at Redlands Hospital and served on an emergency on-call team for obstetric cases from 2016 to 2023. Kathryn's journey reflects a dedication to nursing excellence and we are glad to have her on board of our  team. 

Dr Ghassan Abiad
B.AppSci (Orthoptics) MBBS PhD

Dr Gus joins Alkira Aesthetics as the supervising medical practitioner. He is an accredited optometrist with a PhD, a Bachelor of medicine and surgery and dermatology. Dr Gus has been practicing in aesthetics for over 6 years and has worked with Robin and the team since 2015.


Dr Gus will be available for medical consultations such as skin checks, mole removals, health checks as well as complex aesthetic procedures such as blepharoplasty (eye-lid surgery), non-surgical face-lift (PDO and PLA lifts), double-chin reduction, hair rejuvenation with PRP Regen and other dermatological procedures.

Dr Gus is available for consultations (A $50 Consultation is applicable) and bookings are essential

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Robin Curran NP
Dr Ghassan Abiad
Rachel Witney-Lacey RN
Dr Daryna Rudolph 
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Emma Williams RN
Alisha Hearne NPC
Audrey Perraton
Kathryn Ebsworth RN

Alkira Aesthetics Education Team

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