Aesthetic Director and Owner
Alison qualified as a nurse from Cambridge at the age of 21 and started her career at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, becoming the youngest ever Sister before leaving to take up a research post in pharmaceuticals. Alison then worked in pharmaceutical marketing.
Missing patient care, Alison re-qualified in aesthetics, gaining her NIP (Nurse Independent Prescriber) before training under some of the UK’s best aesthetic practitioners at the time. But, whist the industry was starting to grow very quickly, it lacked the patient-centred care and the tailor-made treatment experience that Alison strongly felt clients both wanted and deserved.
In 2009 Alison founded The Glasshouse clinic in Clapham, with the aim of providing Harley Street technology and results on a personal, local basis. The Wimbledon clinic opened in April 2018 to meet the ever-increasing demand for the unique ‘boutique clinic’ experience and outstanding nurse-led treatments that The Glasshouse provides.
Whilst ultimately responsible for all aspects of the overall running and development of the business, Alison’s primary focus is on ensuring treatment excellence and outstanding results for all Glasshouse patients, whatever their condition or treatment programme. She is directly involved in most patient consultations, delivering or overseeing the majority of treatments herself, and takes a personal interest in every patient that visits the clinic. She also oversees and delivers the comprehensive Glasshouse staff-training programme, set up to ensure that all team members replicate her high standards of service and patient care.
Today Alison is a highly respected aesthetics nurse who teaches in Harley Street. Alison is regularly asked to talk or lecture on aesthetics and the aesthetics industry more generally, as well as on leadership and women’s roles in business. She is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and one of only 8 nurses in the UK to be an ambassador for Allergan, a leading manufacturer of injectable treatment products (e.g. Juvederm). Alison and the Glasshouse team are frequently asked to review or to trial products by many leading pharmaceutical and cosmetics suppliers and to provide advice and opinion to national newspapers and magazines.
Alison’s energy and desire to rise to new challenges also extends to much of her life outside work. Married with two children and a cockapoo call Boris, she loves the great outdoors. She has trekked solo across the Sahara and is planning a similar trip to the Arctic! She sails, runs, cycles and loves to go off to Cumbria for a few days hiking on her own when time allows.