This award recognises the outstanding achievements and significant contribution to the profession and industry by an individual with a distinguished career in medical aesthetics. The winner of this category was selected by Aesthetics from within the profession. Individual entries were not accepted for this category.
Teacher, assessor and laser protection advisor, Dr Elizabeth Raymond Brown won The Schuco Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Aesthetics Awards 2017. With a PHD in Laser Science, she began her career in laser education in the mid 1980s, as a lecturer in laser safety at The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University. She went on to become the Head of Lasers at Loughborough College and, whilst there, authored the original BTEC qualifications in medical and industrial laser and light-based therapy applications.
Elizabeth has since published numerous scientific papers and articles on laser safety, as well as technical and educational training manuals for several laser distributors and suppliers, comprehensive materials and courses for the safe administration of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, and training materials for a laser-based burns analysis device and other laser related products.
She is a regular speaker at conferences and events, sharing her experience, knowledge and expertise with the many aesthetic practitioners offering laser and light-based treatments in their clinic. Elizabeth is also a tutor and assessor for courses within the MA Professional Practice (Cosmetic Medicine), developed in conjunction with the University of Greenwich. In addition, she is the Director of Laser Education Limited, where she designs and delivers training for laser and IPL distributors, hospital laser departments and Local Authorities.
Editor of Aesthetics, Amanda Cameron, commented: “I first met Elizabeth in the early 90s when we were both speaking at a training session in Nottingham. Her vast knowledge and ease of delivery endeared her to the audience immediately. To this day, she remains humble and, I believe, unaware of the true impact her educational skills have brought to our specialty.”