BACN Board Members


Sharon Bennett - Chair

Sharon Bennett - BACN ChairSHARON has worked alongside plastic surgeons developing her practice and aesthetics over the past 25 years. She has set up and managed cosmetic clinics in London and overseas, and was significantly involved in introducing the first Hyaluronic Acid filler ( Restylane) into the UK in 1996. This generated a particular interest in dermal injecting techniques, training, education and governance within nursing aesthetics.

An RCN Aesthetic Forum steering committee member until 2009, she is a Founder of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and is current BACN Chair. She is currently the UK editorial lead on the British Standards Institute /CEN standard committee for Non Surgical Aesthetic Medical Services. She is also an editorial board member of Aesthetics Journal magazine, advisor on the Safety In a Beauty campaign and holds a committee position with the UK Academy of Aesthetic Practitioners.  Present work also includes the NMC revalidation pilot project until September 2015.

A working director of Harrogate Aesthetics she additionally provides an aesthetic service for a private hospital group. Her specialist areas of practice are predominantly Dermal Fillers combined with restorative skin support and restoration.

Andrew Rankin - Vice-Chair

Andrew Rankin - BACNANDREW RANKIN qualified in 1989 at Hammersmith hospital in London. He went on to specialise in cardio-thoracic ITU at the Royal Brompton hospital before moving back to his home town of Malvern in Worcestershire, where he worked in general ITU until 2006.

Andrew undertook his medical aesthetics training in 2006 and opened his clinic with his wife, business partner and practice manager, Angela, six months later. He went on to work for KT training in 2007, becoming their lead trainer until relinquishing this post in 2103. He undertook his NIP qualification in 2007. He has also enjoyed working extensively for Merz aesthetics, both as a trainer in the UK and internationally in product development.

In 2012 Andrew became a Board Member of the BACN and was responsible for leading the Prescribing Guidelines Group. Andrew was the original consultant editor for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing helping to formulate the aims and objectives of the journal and bringing together a team of peers and independent specialists.  In 2013 Andrew became the Chair for Education for the BACN and subsequently has been closely involved with the work on regulation with HEE (Health Education England) and the DOH (Department of Health. He was invited onto the Expert Reference Group and became modality lead for both botulinum injections and dermal fillers. More recently he has specialised in leading the dermal filler modality and has led workshops and presentations to the DOH. He is also working in conjunction with a number of Universities and manufacturers to set standards in Education for the future.

Sharron Brown - Secretary

Sharron Brown - BACNSHARRON BROWN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  Since 2001 Sharron has worked with patients with HIV associated facial lipoatrophy treating with New-Fill™ (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) injections initially in a research setting, since 2003 within a nurse-led clinic. Sharron has developed a particular interest in the management of facial lipoatrophy she believes in taking a holistic approach in order to achieve a result that the patient can feel comfortable with both visually and psychologically.

Sharron is involved in lecturing, teaching and training and has contributed to scientific publications.Sharron also works as a specialist nurse in aesthetic medicine. Sharron believes the consultation prior to treatment is of utmost importance, if realistic objectives are to be achieved this is where nurses working in this field can and do excel, which it is why it is so important that nurses not only have their own professional body but that they also have a voice.

The past year has been a busy one for Sharron, as joint lead for BACN's       participation in the NMC revalidation pilot of which the input from our members was seen in a very positive light by the NMC. She has taken part in some lively discussion at Nuffield Council on Bioethics as a working party member exploring issues and questions regarding potential risks, lack of regulation and professional standards with surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Jonathan Bardolph - Treasurer

JONATHAN has been working in public practice since 2004 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007. He runs an accounting practice in the south of England and assists clients with personal tax, corporation tax, VAT, sole trader, partnership and limited company accounts including tax planning matters.Over recent years he has developed a keen interest in the Aesthetic Medicine industry and assists clients with tax compliance matters in this area. He has given talks at BACN regional meetings on VAT, tax planning and general business.Jonathan is regularly asked to conduct choirs, music composition and is a church organist in his free time.

Sharon King

Sharon King - BACNSHARON has worked in cosmetic medicine and aesthetics for over ten years. Originally a theatre sister in plastics and reconstructive surgery both in the NHS and the private sector Sharon has worked for BioForm Medical and Merz Aesthetics as their Clinical Specialist Manager training throughout the UK Ireland, USA and Europe. She now works independently with her Husband Dr Martyn King at Cosmedic Skin Clinic where they both train and consult to the industry and offer mentorship to new injectors and nurses undertaking the V300 prescribing course.

As a member of the BACN Sharon is keen to promote best practice through training and works with some of the major aesthetic companies.

Frances Turner Traill

FRANCES is a Scottish based medical aesthetic nurse practitioner, has appeared in both Tatler and Vogue and recently won the prestigious 'Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year' award at the 2016 Aesthetics Awards.

She is the Clinical Director and Principal Injector for her clinics and also delivers medical practitioner training. Frances is on the advisory board for Health Improvement Scotland’s new regulations and is a mentor at Northumberland University where she is studying for her Masters in Aesthetic Medicine.

Her ethos is to provide a safe, clinically excellent environment to help clients achieve the best version of themselves.

Julie Brackenbury

Julie Brackenbury - BACNJULIE BRACKENBURY, RGN INP, is an experienced aesthetic nurse practitioner and has worked in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic dermatology. She is a UK ZO (Zein Obagi) skin health key educator, a peer reviewer for JAN (Journal of Aesthetic Nursing) and sits on their editorial board.

Julie has also submitted articles for publication on skin dermatoses and managing dermal filler complications.

She was the first regional group leader for the South West and is the link between the NMC and BACN for revalidation.

Julie Charlton

JULIE CHARLTON is a partner at Bevan Brittan LLP. Specialising in medical malpractice litigation she also has a specialist interest in Mental Health and Human Rights Act litigation.

Julie practises in the Clinical Risk Department at Bevan Brittan LLP and has extensive experience in this area qualifying in 1999. Bevan Brittan LLP provide legal advice in a range of different areas for the public, private and third sectors including regulatory, employment, commercial and infrastructure and property.



Anna Baker

Anna Baker is a Cosmetic and Dermatology Nurse Practitioner who has been involved in developing award-winning Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Clinical Training with Lead Tutor, Mr Dalvi Humzah, since it’s inception in 2012. She is the coordinator and an assistant tutor for this teaching.

Anna has worked alongside Mr Dalvi Humzah as a Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner for 7 years and has jointly run nurse-led cosmetic clinics with him. Anna has previously held a national injectable role for a group of cosmetic skin clinics and worked independently as a cosmetic nurse. In addition to these roles, she runs Topical Photodynamic Therapy Clinics to treat non-melanoma skin cancer in conjunction with Ashfield Medical and Galderma UK and works in collaboration with TSK Europe B.V. and is a trainer for Aesthetic Source.

With a keen interest in facial anatomy, Anna holds a post-graduate certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy-specialising in head and neck anatomy, and awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2016 and 2017 Aesthetic Awards in the ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ category. Anna is part of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and a Specialist Nurse Advisor for PMFA News and contributes anatomical articles to a number of aesthetic journals. She frequently presents at national aesthetic and anatomical conferences and has been a previous runner up for ‘Dermatology Nurse of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2014 and been awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards 2016. She is currently undertaking an MA in Clinical Education at King’s College London.

Jenny Pabila

JENNY PABILA is an independent Beauty and Aesthetics Public Relations Consultant with over 22 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications and brand building.  She specialises in PR, Marketing and Brand Building services to the beauty and aesthetics industry. Having personally executed launches in London, Dublin, Europe, Dubai and New York, Jenny has developed key press relationships globally to support international brand communication.


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